Land Use Plan 2030 process underway, public involvement requested
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
CONCORD – The City of Concord kicked off the Land Use Plan update process in late January, and the first public involvement opportunities of the process are scheduled for February 28 and March 1.
With the assistance of Tindale Oliver, the resulting Land Use Plan will provide the framework for land use and development through the year 2030. The existing Land Use Plan, referred to as the 2015 Land Use Plan, was created in 2004 and updated in 2007.
The process will help the City create a land use map and a supporting text document that contains data, specific goals, and policy recommendations focused on land use and development. The plan will also guide City officials as they develop future budgets, plan infrastructure and other services, make important land use decisions, and revise current policies within the Concord Development Ordinance.
The 2030 Land Use Plan will be an official statement by the City of its vision, intentions, goals, objectives, and strategies for future land use development. The area to be studied includes land within the City’s current boundaries, as well as areas outside the City limits that could be annexed in the future.
Public involvement is an essential component to this process. In conjunction with Tindale Oliver, the City will conduct the first series of public involvement workshops for this process on February 28 and March 1.
All members of the public are invited to attend the open house (3-5 p.m.) and interactive workshop (6-8 p.m.) sessions planned for each these dates. On Tuesday, February 28, come to Fire Station 9 (1020 Ivey Cline Rd), or meet the project team at Cabarrus Brewing Company (329 McGill Ave NW) on Wednesday, March 1.
A second series will follow in the coming months to give citizens an opportunity to review the draft 2030 LUP and provide additional input before the plan is finalized. It is anticipated that public hearings on the recommended plan will be held at Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council meetings in the late summer or fall time frame.
For more information, please visit concordnc.gov/2030 or call the Planning and Neighborhood Development Department at 704-920-5127.
Peter L. Franzese
Public Affairs and Projects Manager