2030 Comprehensive Plan
The 2030 Comprehensive Plan is a long range policy document adopted and amended by the City Council. The Plan establishes a vision for the City, provides policy guidance for growth and development and contains action items directed at the City to implement the vision. The Plan contains six strategic visions themes, which are referenced in every element, or chapter, of the document. The Plan is divided into four major sections: the Introduction and Framework, The Plan Elements, the Area Plans and Implementation. The 2030 Comprehensive Plan was adopted by Resolution 2009-997 on October 7, 2009 with an effective date of November 1, 2009. The Adopting Resolution contains details regarding dates and applicability.
The Plan contains a number of framing maps that serve to further inform and illustrate the Plan text. The Growth Framework Map provides a vision for growth management. The Future Land Use Map provides guidance for future development. The Arterials, Thoroughfares and Collector Streets Map illustrates the various levels of the street network system. The Greenprint Map highlights environmentally sensitive areas throughout the City.
The 2030 Comprehensive Plan was adopted by Resolution 2009-997 on October 7, 2009 with an effective date of November 1, 2009. The Adopting Resolution contains details regarding dates and applicability.
Comprehensive Plan Amendments
The City Council recently approved a set of amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. If you have a hard copy of the Comprehensive Plan, you can download the amendment package and update your copy of the Plan. The individually approved amendments and a PDF insert package can be found under the related information to the right.
Requests to amend the Comprehensive Plan will be heard twice a year at the regular public hearings in July and January. The fee for submitting an amendment request can be found on the Fee Schedule. Staff will bring forward any necessary amendments to the Plan on an annual basis for January public hearing, and will undertake a comprehensive re-examination of the Plan on a five-year cycle, consistent with the policies of the Implementation Element.
The 2030 Comprehensive Plan was adopted by City Council on October 7, 2009. The adoption of the Plan was the product of a two-year public process. Information on drafting the Plan, gaining valuable input and the adoption process can be found on the background page.
The basis for the Plan is the Community Inventory Report, (also referenced as "Volume II" of the Plan), is a repository of background information, data and analysis. Browse a low-resolution version of Volume II, or view the entire document in the portal as an html document. Data in the Community Inventory will be updated annually, beginning in 2010.
Want a printed copy of the Comprehensive Plan? Fully assembled binders are available for purchase at the printing cost of $100, and a CD version is available for $5. Additional charges for extra maps and shipping may apply. The order form has more details.
Under North Carolina law, all zoning map amendments (or rezonings) must be analyzed for consistency with the Comprehensive Plan. Under City law, development plans that are reviewed by the Planning Commission and/or City Council must be in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan. Staff have prepared two Quick Guides that summarize how the Comprehensive Plan will be applied to both rezoning petitions and development plans. Staff has also prepared a Policy Guide which excerpts those policies most relevant to rezoning and development plan review.
1989 Comprehensive Plan
The 1989 Comprehensive Plan was officially retired with the adoption of the 2030 Comprehensive Plan. For information regarding the retired 1989 Plan, contact Travis Crane.