Aberdeen approves downtown zoning change

The Downtown Aberdeen Advisory Board (DAAB) has three positions open for one regular and two alternate seats.

The board meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. at the Aberdeen Town Hall.

Five members must be downtown stakeholders and two are non-stakeholders. A downtown stakeholder is any party who owns property within the Central Business District, representative of any business addressed in the Central Business District, or a permanent resident of the Central Business District.

The purpose of the board is to advise and assist the downtown administrator with developing annual comprehensive strategic work plans; advise, deliberate, and make recommendations to the board of commissioners to help facilitate the implementation of Downtown Streetscape Masterplan; serve to support economic development efforts and the marketing and promotion of downtown; identify appropriate uses for downtown and identify developers/investors for downtown development; recommend policy to the board of commissioners for the continued development and sustainability of downtown; develop financial tools for downtown development; promote and facilitate the improvement of downtown infrastructure; promote and facilitate a program to assist in business retention in the downtown; promote and facilitate a marketing program to increase sales, visitors, and awareness of downtown; provide the board of commissioners with representative community participation in preparing and implementing plans and reports concerning development of downtown; promote, facilitate, and act as liaison to catalytic developments significantly affecting the downtown area; promote and support downtown as a special event location; and encourage the historic preservation, protection, and use of Aberdeen’s downtown area.

If you are interested in serving on the DAAB or for more information, contact Planner Christian Haas at [email protected] or 910-944-4506.

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