Defining a Community’s Vision
The values of the community should inform the goals and initiatives of local government actions. Our planners engage the public to find out what makes a place unique and then build a plan shaped by local perspectives and priorities.
Safeguard community resources
Natural features, historical sites, manmade landmarks, and businesses have the power to shape a community. We work to preserve these unique features while still creating opportunities for neighborhoods and commercial districts to grow and evolve to meet a community’s changing needs.
Create an achievable timeline for the future
A land use plan defines a community’s vision by providing a mix of guidelines and recommendations to shape growth and development. We make sure the timeline and goals associated with these recommendations are reasonable and achievable based on current conditions and desired destination.
Satisfy state requirements
Under Chapter 160D, the State of North Carolina requires local governments to adopt a reasonably current land use plan to continue enforcing zoning locally. We work with local governments to build upon their community vision and create a document that works for the State, municipality, residents, and property and business owners. Our plans not only satisfy state requirements also go beyond to advance local initiatives and priorities.