On June 17 and 18 at the Fair Barn, the Village of Pinehurst will release its Draft Comprehensive Plan at a Community Open House. All Pinehurst residents are invited to attend so they can see and hear the recommendations from consultants Town Planning and Urban Design Collaborative.
The Community Open House will be a drop-in forum held from noon to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 17 and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18 at the Fair Barn, 200 Beulah Hill Road S.
The same information will be presented both days, so residents can choose the day and time that works best with their schedules. Copies of the full draft plan and excerpts of key plan components will be available for public review and discussion with staff and the consultants.
Residents can also provide their feedback on the draft plan during and after the Community Open House at www.envisionthevillage.com.
A key component of the Comprehensive Plan is how residents would prefer development and re-development to occur in the future in five key focus areas. The consultants will provide the projected impacts and ask residents to indicate their preferences for alternative development and re-development scenarios in these five key focus areas:
1. Existing Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) – Linden Road Area
2. NC Hwy 5 – Pinehurst South/Trotter Hills Area
3. Hospital District
4. Village Place/Rattlesnake Trail Corridor
5. NC Hwy 211 – North of Pinewild and South of NC Hwy 211
The plan will also include recommendations for how the village can retain its character and authenticity, address growth and the impacts of growth on infrastructure, ensure good neighborhood design and housing choices, improve mobility throughout the village, protect natural resources and open space, and ensure a healthy local economy.
The foundation of the Comprehensive Plan is the input hundreds of residents and other key stakeholders provided during the Community Kick-Off event, the Visioning Workshops, and Planapalooza held last summer and fall.
Together with this feedback, a thorough analysis and understanding of the existing environment and expectations of the future have been used to formulate this draft of the village’s long-range plan.
“We hope all residents will plan to join us at the Community Open House at the Fair Barn on June 17 and 18 as we share the draft Comprehensive Plan”, said Assistant Village Manager Natalie Hawkins. “Public input is essential as we strive to both honor the village’s past and plan for its future. We’ll have activities for children and plenty of food, so plan to come and stay a while!”