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Land-use plan

Spring Lake residents to discuss town’s future


SPRING LAKE - The Spring Lake Land Use Plan will kick off stakeholder meetings Thursday in the Grady Howard conference room at town hall.

Four meetings will be held, including an infrastructure group from 9:30 to 11 a.m., a services group from 1 to 2:30 p.m., an economic development group from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and a housing group from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Each session will gather experts from the various categories to discuss the future of Spring Lake and how to achieve that vision through the upcoming land-use plan. Residents may sign up for the housing session at https://forms.gle/L5sgMXAHeQmPAg9e6 and business owners for the economic development session at https://forms.gle/qvjKoNqXRnEd8RuM7. Residents need to register if they plan to attend.

Land use was the primary focus of the 2010 Spring Lake Land Use plan, which was created in 2002. It is the most recent plan. The planning staff created the stakeholder meetings in an effort to help develop policies on housing development, downtown development, public services and overall quality of life.

A kickoff meeting on Sept. 30 drew more than 100 residents. An online values survey that is gathering input from residents and others connected to Spring Lake has been open since September at https://spring-lake-area-land-use-plan-cumberlandgis.hub.arcgis.com/

Cumberland County has 13 active land-use area plans and has a goal to update those plans every five years. Once the Spring Lake Area Land Use plan is drafted, it will be circulated for additional public feedback and revisions before being presented to the Board of Aldermen for adoption.

For more information, contact Annette Massari, planner for the Cumberland County comprehensive planning department, at amassari@co.cumberland.nc.us or at 910-678-7612. 

Jami McLaughlin covers Spring Lake for CityView TODAY. She can be reached at jmclaughlin@cityviewnc.com. Have a news tip? Email news@CityViewTODAY.com.

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