So what is a planning process? When applied to the MLK-Estes focus area it is the definition of the tasks and the sequence of those tasks necessary to fulfill an objective – a set of recommendations to guide future zoning. The important thing is that the process must deliver a product of value to the Town. But that is not enough; the objective of the process must align with community values and Council goals.
Send a comment about what you think about what is important in deciding on a collaborative planning process. Here are our ideas about a dream planning process to begin the discussion.
The focus area boundaries have not yet been determined. We think the area needs to be large enough to account for the cumulative impacts of new development, including Carolina North, and last long enough to analyze the data and agree on recommendations that reflect community interests.