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.
|LU2.3: Through economic development strategies, promote lands that have been identified as suitable for target industries.||Read more »|
|HC6.3: Make publicly-owned land, in appropriate locations, available for affordable/workforce housing development.||Read more »|
|EA1.1: Form a committee of committed stakeholders to oversee implementation of GroWNC recommendations and strategies.||Read more »|
|RC4.4: Utilize existing viewshed studies to determine and mitigate potential impacts on views and viewsheds of national significance, such as the Blue Ridge Parkway and Appalachian Trail.||Read more »|
|RC5.5: Work with local governments, NCDENR, and other partners to protect critical habitats and key ecological corridors through the use of tools such as the Linking Lands and Communities assessments and the NC Conservation Planning Tool.||Read more »|