Hendersonville Lightning: Flat Rock invites input on comprehensive land-use plan

From the Lightning:

The Flat Rock Planning Board will hold a public meeting at Pinecrest Presbyterian Church, 1790 Greenville Highway, for Flat Rock residents and property owners from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 18 to gather input from the community as the advisory board and Village Council refine the current Comprehensive Land Use Plan, adopted in 2013 and amended in March and August 2020.

Required for all jurisdictions by the North Carolina Legislature, a Comprehensive Land Use Plan outlines an area’s vision, intention, goals, objectives and strategies for future land use, economic development, environmental preservation, housing, infrastructure, transportation, parks and recreation, agriculture and more. The comp plan paints a picture of the aspirations and needs the community has in terms of growth and development in the years ahead for the place they call home.  

In order to accurately represent citizens’ interests and be useful for decision-making, input from village residents is vital. The public meeting is the opportunity for the Flat Rock community to influence the content and direction of the Village Plan for the foreseeable future. While it is not a zoning or regulatory document, the plan lays out the guiding principles upon which land use decisions are based and contains policies that elected and appointed officials and village staff will follow to guide development and determine the use of required village resources.

A copy of the current Comprehensive Land Use Plan is available for the public to read during normal business hours at the Flat Rock Village Hall, 110 Village Center Drive, or on line here.

Comments will be collected at the public meeting. Written comments can be sent via email to martha.o@villageofflatrock.org and should include the commenter’s name, street address, and phone number, or they may also be dropped off in person at the Village Hall. For questions or further information, contact Planning Board member Ron Redmon at Redmon17@aol.com.

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