Comprehensive Plan & Land Use Code Update

We are back to full momentum on our Comprehensive Plan Update and are also planning a complementary land use and subdivision code update as a result.

Preparing the Comp Plan Amendments

Over the course of 2021 through the beginning of 2023, the Planning Commission helped to develop the objectives, which were supported by Council, that will direct the policy updates and future land use mapping changes that were provided for review and discussion at regular public meetings (potential dates are noted below under ‘Potential Discussion & Hearing Dates’).

2023 Discussion & Hearing Dates

Process/Step Planning Commission Town Council
Re-Introduction February 8
February 15
Review Draft Plan, Part 1:
Intro, How the Plan Works, Vision 2035, Land Use Element, Economic Development Element 
March 8   --
Review Draft Plan, Part 2:
Transportation Element, Parks & Open Space Element
April 12
April 19
Review Draft Plan, Part 3:
Public Services & Facilities Element, Utilities Element, Environment Element, Definitions, Implementation Strategies, Appendices, Maps
May 10 May 17
Public Review Kick-Off & Draft Plan Overview - Planning Commission & Council Work Session June 21 June 21
Public Review & Comment Period:
June 21- August 18
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Planning Commission Public Hearing (CONTINUED TO NOVEMBER 8, 2023) October 11 --
  November 8 --
Town Council Public Hearing (Adoption) -- November 15

See Quick Links (right) for access to Public Meeting Agendas & Minutes. 

Comprehensive Plan Approved November 15, 2023:

2035 Comprehensive Plan, 2023 Update - APPROVED PLAN 

Land Development and Subdivision Code Update:

The Land Development Code (LDC) is one of the main implementation tools of the Comprehensive Plan. In their 2023 annual budget, the Town Council appropriated funds for this code update at an opportune time to be informed by the Comprehensive Plan Update that will precede it.  In November of 2023, the Town was also awarded another $100,000 from the State's Strong Communities Planning Grant to help fund the project.

 The project will be advertised in a Request for Proposals with more information to be provided on our Business webpage (for all advertisements for bids, proposals, etc.).