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File #: 17-381    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/3/2018 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 1/9/2018 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a Comprehensive Plan for the Town of Carrboro PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is to provide the Board of Aldermen with an opportunity to consider whether to undertake development of a comprehensive plan.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Neighboring Jurisdiction and Regional Plans, 2. Attachment B - Memo on Comprehensive Planning
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Consideration of a Comprehensive Plan for the Town of Carrboro

PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is to provide the Board of Aldermen with an opportunity to consider whether to undertake development of a comprehensive plan.
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DEPARTMENT: Planning

CONTACT INFORMATION: Trish McGuire, pmcguire@townofcarrboro.org, 919-918-7327

INFORMATION: The North Carolina General Statutes provide a framework for comprehensive planning and its implementation, with a planning board or commission playing key roles in these efforts. The resultant policies, ordinances, procedures and other means are intended and expected to carry out plans in a coordinated and efficient manner (NCGS 160A-361). Gauging consistency of text and map amendments has been required since 2005; more recent changes will broaden the process of assessing consistency. With the Land Use Ordinance text amendment scheduled for public hearing in late January, the assessment of and provisions for amending plans to ensure consistency will underscore an important benefit of a comprehensive plan - that of presenting the community's integrated vision and implementation, and limiting legal challenges when decisions are consistent with the plan.

The Town of Carrboro has extensive experience in planning efforts at the Town -wide level and also in more focused, topical endeavors (see Land use and development-related, transportation, and environment plans at http://www.ci.carrboro.nc.us/750/Planning-Library; see the Economic Sustainability Plan at http://www.ci.carrboro.nc.us/DocumentCenter/View/5061/ ; see capital improvements plans at http://www.ci.carrboro.nc.us/250/Financial-Documents ). Comprehensive planning efforts in the region in which the Town has participated and those in place for neighboring jurisdictions are noted in Attachment A. A town-wide visioning effort is approaching its 18th year; a land use planning effort for the Town as a whole was last completed in 1977 (the Facilitated Sm...

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