During the last 30 years the landscape of Western North Carolina has changed from a largely rural, agricultural area to a growing network of urban centers, suburban developments, and small towns. Individuals, families, and employers continue to choose Western North Carolina for their homes, vacation destinations, and businesses.
Existing plans, data, and studies were collected, analyzed, and synthesized into an Existing Conditions Report for each topic. Here is a link to the Land Use 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.
|RC1.1: Protect land in the region's headwaters.||Read more »|
|LU4.1: Utilize existing education programs for youth on community planning and zoning that begins in elementary school.||Read more »|
|RC8.8: Use available landslide hazard mapping, or fund additional mapping, to identify areas where landslides may occur currently or occur during land development to reduce the chances of increased sedimentation into the area's waterways.||Read more »|
|RC2.10: Develop quantifiable goals for forestry Best Management Practices (BMPs) that measure the impacts/benefits of forestry practice, including erosion, sedimentation, presence of stream management zones.||Read more »|
|HC3.1: Identify opportunities to create multi-generational and/or mixed-income neighborhoods. Support the incorporation of various housing types into existing and new neighborhoods with regulations that allow accessory and attached dwelling units.||Read more »|