With the assistance of Tindale Oliver, Planning and Neighborhood Development staff have been working to update the City’s Land Use Plan to provide the framework for land use and development through the year 2030. The existing Land Use Plan, referred to as the 2015 Land Use Plan, was created in 2004 and updated in 2007.
The process is updating a land use map and supporting text document that contains data, specific goals, and policy recommendations focused on land use and development. The final plan will also guide City officials as they develop future budgets, plan infrastructure and other services, make important land use decisions, and revise current policies within the Concord Development Ordinance.
The 2030 Land Use Plan will be an official statement by the City of its vision, intentions, goals, objectives, and strategies for future land use development. The study area includes land within the City’s current boundaries, as well as areas outside the City limits that could be annexed in the future.
The drop-in session will feature a presentation by Tindale Oliver, the consultants who have been instrumental in collecting, collating, and analyzing data and citizen input throughout the process. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and interact with the consultants and city staff regarding the land use plan.
The draft plan represents the culmination of 10 months of data collection, including stakeholder interviews, a survey, and an analysis of the community’s characteristics and trends. In addition to the October 10 event, the draft document and maps will soon be available for review at concordnc.gov/2030. It is anticipated that public hearings on the recommended plan will be held at Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council meetings in the coming months.
For more information, please visit concordnc.gov/2030 or call Kevin Ashley in the Planning and Neighborhood Development Department at 704-920-5149.
(Source: City of Concord)