Comp Plan Community Kickoff Meeting June 27
The Village of Pinehurst is holding a Community Kickoff meeting on Wednesday, June 27th at 6:30pm at the Fair Barn to begin the process of preparing a new Long Range Comprehensive Plan. This forward-looking plan will help guide future growth in a way that honors the Village’s past and preserves the special character of our community. We will provide childcare on site with activities for children ages 5 to 12.
Extensive public participation is a key component of the plan update and we want to hear about what’s important to you throughout the process. What do you think are Pinehurst’s greatest opportunities and greatest challenges as we plan for the future? What programs, services, facilities, and policies would you like to see within the next 15 years? This planning process will provide an opportunity for residents to come together to express common values, visions, and aspirations for the future of our community. Feedback from residents will be translated into a Comprehensive Plan that will influence the way the Village grows, spends, and conserves its resources.
The Village’s consultant, Town Planning & Urban Design Collaborative, will facilitate the June 27th meeting and provide an overview of the extensive 18-month planning process. In addition, attendees will begin to generate and share ideas for a long-term vision of our community. If you can’t attend this meeting, don’t worry! The Community Kickoff is just the first of multiple opportunities for you to contribute to the plan. Over the next year, we will host several public meetings where we will ask for your input and feedback on the plan as it is developed. Visioning sessions will be held on August 29th and a multi-day planning event called Planapalooza™ will occur September 19th – 24th. In addition, a project website will be created where you can view up to date information and contribute your thoughts and ideas electronically. Visit www.vopnc.org/compplan for up to date information on the planning process.
A long range comprehensive plan is a policy document that details the community’s long-term vision and goals and outlines the steps necessary to achieve them with recommended policies, projects, and actions. The plan is intended to guide growth and development in an organized, efficient, and sustainable manner. To do so, it looks to the future to anticipate trends and issues that could impact how growth and development occur. The plan is long range in scope, focusing on the ultimate needs of the community rather than the pressing concerns of today. Because the planning process will be comprehensive, it will take several months to complete and will culminate in the Village Council adopting the plan in the late summer or early fall of 2019.
We encourage you to get involved and contribute your vision for Pinehurst’s future during this very important planning process. Your first of many opportunities to do this will be at the Community Kickoff meeting on June 27th. We hope to see you there!!
For a printable version of the Kickoff Flyer, click here.