Cabarrus County and the Town of Harrisburg are partnering to update the Harrisburg Area Land Use Plan. The land use plan creates a framework for future development and guides leadership decisions.
The success of the planning process depends on the participation of citizens and other stakeholders. The
ideas, observations and opinions of the community members are important inputs in crafting a plan that is custom-tailored to fit the Harrisburg Area.
Between the first public meeting on November 2 and the on-line survey, the first phase of public involvement included about 325 participants.
During the last two months, the project team has been busy analyzing the data to determine themes, market trends and common goals. Long range planning scenarios are also starting to emerge from the analysis.
The next planning drop in is Tuesday, February 6, from 3:30-7:30 p.m., at the Harrisburg Town Hall (4100 Main St).
The project team is looking for additional community input on common themes, plan goals and emerging long range planning scenarios.
The goals expressed in the plan and the corresponding future land use map, which is a graphic depiction of the preferred future development pattern, convey the community’s 20-year vision for the future of the area. The plan is aspirational, yet grounded in the realities of market conditions, natural constraints and infrastructure limitations. The supporting policies presented in the plan further communicate the community’s expectations and guide leadership decisions so the vision can be realized.
The County and the Town are working on updating the 2010 Harrisburg Area Land Use Plan to recognize changing market conditions, as well as recent investments, including the completion of I-485 and new development along Rocky River Road and NC-49. The updated plan will also encompass the recommendations stated in the recently-adopted Morehead West Area Plan.
For more information on the Harrisburg Area Land Use Plan Update, visit www.harrisburgnc.org/halup or call 704-455-0709.