Comprehensive Plan Progress and Updates
Welcome to the Town of Boone's Comprehensive Plan Progress and Updates project page! We are excited to announce that the Town of Boone has begun the process of updating the Town's current Comprehensive Plan.
Comprehensive Plan Update
We are excited to share that the Town of Boone has selected Quantum Engineering Consultants, Inc., along with Traffic Planning and Design, Inc., as our partners to work on evaluating and updating the Town's current Comprehensive Plan. These two firms have a wealth of experience and knowledge, and we are excited to collaborate with them and with you, our valued community members, on this important project. This is a great opportunity for us to shape our future together!
We expect to kick off this next phase of planning in October. Please check back here soon for more updates!
What is a Comprehensive Plan?
What is a Comprehensive Plan, you may ask? The Comprehensive Plan is a long-range, "comprehensive" advisory planning document that provides a future vision for the growth and development of the Town. This plan contains the goals, objectives, strategies, and action steps intended to direct Town actions.
The legal basis for the plan can be found in NC General Statute 160D-501, which states that, as a condition of adopting and applying zoning regulations, a local government, such as the Town of Boone, shall adopt and reasonably maintain a comprehensive plan or land-use plan. Further, a comprehensive plan sets forth goals, policies, and programs to guide the jurisdiction's present and future physical, social, and economic development. The Plan is also intended to guide coordinated, efficient, and orderly development within the jurisdiction based on an analysis of present and future needs.
Where we are:
October 26, 2023 Update: We have officially started! The Consultants with assistance from Town Staff are working hard to review the Town's existing plans and infrastructure. The Consultants visited the Town in late October 2023 to get a better understanding of the area and the local context. They were impressed with what they saw and learned. They will now take all the information gathered to put together the final plans for the update process. In the coming weeks, we will reveal the official project management plan (including the timeline), any project branding, and the public engagement strategy (including a dedicated project website). Stay tuned for more updates!
Successful plans that strengthen our community are created when authentic community participation is encouraged, acknowledged, and incorporated into the planning process leading to greater public trust in future actions, including the adoption of subsequent regulatory language.
Future public input opportunities will be announced on this page and will include a variety of methods intended to provide the greatest opportunity for participation. See below for relevant meeting information.
|September 29, 2022||Informational||Agenda/Minutes|
|October 26, 2022||Planning- Next Steps||Agenda/Minutes|
|November 30, 2022||Local/Small Business Stakeholder Conversations||Agenda/Minutes|
|March 7, 2023||Multi-Family Housing & Local Design Professionals Stakeholder Conversations||Agenda/Minutes|
|April 4, 2023||Housing Stakeholder Conversations||Agenda/Minutes|