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.
|EA1.1: Form a committee of committed stakeholders to oversee implementation of GroWNC recommendations and strategies.||Read more »|
|RC1.7: Incorporate the Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture datasets into development review and comprehensive planning.||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 »|
|LU2.1: Encourage the alignment of local land use plans with the GroWNC Preferred Scenario.||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 »|