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Comprehensive Plan 2043

A comprehensive plan is used by local governments as a broad, long-range planning tool for the community. Our plan will focus on the next 20-year period and will look at the relationships between land uses, infrastructure, and key community needs. A comprehensive plan is not limited to studying land use components - it can include other areas of focus such as safety, public health, affordability, multi-generational needs, equity, and more. A successful comprehensive plan will guide growth and address community needs and priorities through a series of objectives, strategies, and goals. View NC General Statute information about the legal requirements for a comprehensive plan.

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Due to the current public health emergency, the Planning & Development office can see a limited number of people in-person. Customers are encouraged to utilize phone, email, and video conferencing.


Gillian Phillips - Planner
Planning & Development
P: (828) 250-4852

Shannon Capezzali - Planner
Planning & Development
P: (828) 250-4832

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.