About the Plan

The Comprehensive Plan establishes the “blueprint” or “roadmap” for the future of the Town with a bold, clear, vision, and focused goals. The Plan looks at past and current development trends, previously approved plans, demographic and economic data, and community perceptions, in order to prioritize methods to fulfill the Town’s vision for the future. The Plan is comprised of goals and strategies that provide a framework for decision-making and the allocation of resources as they relate to long-term development. It builds upon existing assets while taking advantage of opportunities for improvement and growth. The Plan is implemented over time through annual budgeting, departmental work programs, zoning decisions, and development projects.  While local governments must have a comprehensive plan as a condition of adopting and applying zoning regulations in North Carolina, the Comprehensive Plan is not a zoning or regulatory document.

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How to Get Involved

The Town encourages participation from the entire community throughout the planning process. As a first step, please take the survey by clicking here. Please encourage the people you know to also take the survey. Finally, come back and visit this site often to review background information and learn about opportunities to attend online presentations and meetings about the Comprehensive Plan in the months ahead. Thank you for participating!

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Project Schedule

Phase One:  Information Gathering and Research

  • Background Research
  • Steering Committee Meetings
  • Community Survey
  • Identification of Key Issues
  • November 2020 - May 2021

Phase Two:  Plan Development

  • Drafting of the Plan
  • Steering Committee Meetings
  • Public Input on Draft Plan
  • Finalize Plan
  • Adoption Process
  • June 2021 - December 2021