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.
|RC1.9: Encourage access to cold water fisheries through co-locating greenways on trout waters.||Read more »|
|RC4.5: Encourage viewshed protection through design standards and sensitive development practices. Promote the use of local and regional resources.||Read more »|
|LU3.5: Improve development with design standards that adhere to the principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design.||Read more »|
|RC3.4: Establish a goal and identify strategies for percentage of food sourced locally for school lunches.||Read more »|
|EA4.1: Use Child Watch Tour model to raise awareness about various issues.||Read more »|