By 2040, the GroWNC region will be home to over 630,000 people—nearly 40 percent more people than live in the area today. This translates to a need for almost 75,000 additional housing units dispersed throughout the five counties. With this growth comes a variety of
challenges and opportunities. How can the region grow responsibly, in a manner that respects existing communities and the landscape, and provide opportunities for a range of options while improving affordability?
Existing plans, data, and studies were collected, analyzed, and synthesized into an Existing Conditions Report for each topic. Here is a link to the Housing Chapter if you’d like to read more. Workgroups were formed around each topic area to review existing conditions, identify issues and goals, and recommend strategies. To learn more about the background of this topic, read the Existing Conditions Report and review the workgroup’s meeting notes and related information on the workgroup’s webpage. The goals identified by all the workgroups are listed in the GroWNC Regional Plan on pages 29-37.
|HC2.7 : Develop “early warning systems” with data on expiring federally-subsidized properties in order to keep track of at-risk housing and allocate resources appropriately.||Read more »|
|HC2.3: Identify funding sources of pre-designed architectural plans for housing to facilitate development of denser, more affordable housing, including co-housing communities, "dorms," cottage-style homes, and townhomes.||Read more »|
|HC6.5 : Quantify economic impacts of housing incentives.||Read more »|
|HC6.2: Adopt incentives for housing developments with an affordable component and/or located near transit, greenways, schools, and/or employers.||Read more »|
|LU1.1: Focus growth in areas where infrastructure exists for transportation, water, and sewer, with particular emphasis on existing communities.||Read more »|