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The Umstead Coalition 
Celebrating Umstead State Park since 1934!

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Wake County residential zoning-Odd Fellows Tract and Lake Crabtree must be honored

The Umstead Coalition is fighting for the Wake County Zoning to be enforced. The Odd Fellows tract and the 147 acres of forested mountain bike/pedestrian trails at Lake Crabtree County Park were zoned by Wake County on March 1, 1982 as Wake County low density residential. These lands are environmentally sensitive;  Wake County should honor and enforce its zoning.  Zoning can not be ignored.  Wake County staff gave the Umstead Coalition a “Decision” on December 18, 2023 they will not enforce Wake County zoning on RDUAA lands.  We disagree and filed an appeal to the Wake County Board of Adjustments.

The Umstead Coalition's Appeal will be heard on Tuesday, July 7 starting at 9am.  The Board of Adjustments meets in the big auditorium on the 2nd floor of the Wake County Justice Center.   Please come and show your support.

Support us! Attend in person

The Hearing is before the Wake County Board of Adjustments.  The public is welcome and we would LOVE, LOVE supporters in the courtroom. Come for an hour, come for the entire hearing - whatever works best for you.  Opening arguments start at 9am.  We expect a ruling on Tuesday although they could decide to extend the hearing. 

Date:  Tuesday, July 9
Time: 9am til afternoon (expect a short lunch break)

Wake County Commissioners Chambers, 2nd floor

Wake County Justice Center (across from the old court house)

300 S Salisbury St

Raleigh, NC 27601

Various parking options including the Wake County Municipal Deck at corner of McDowell and Davie Streets. 

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The Umstead Coalition

We are a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the natural integrity of William B. Umstead State Park and the Richland Creek Corridor.


The Umstead Coalition is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.