Southern Area Planning Initiative

Welcome to the Southern Area Planning Initiative webpage!

The Town of Holly Springs is conducting a study to examine growth patterns and land use policy of a 12.2-square-mile area in the town's southern planning jurisdiction. Click on a link below for a map.

Map 1 Planning Jurisdiction
Map 2 Based on Comprehensive Plan

The study will include opportunities for the public to learn more about the initiative and provide input. Please see the scheduled public meeting opportunities posted below.  Also, please check back for additional information about the study and opportunities to provide input.

This is Phase 1 and will be completed by January 2018. Additional phases will be determined later as needed.

The Town's Future Land Use Plan encompasses approximately 16.2 square miles to the south and west of the G.B. Alford/Avent Ferry Road intersection. The Southern Area Planning Initiative is studying the 12.2 square miles that are under the Town's zoning jurisdiction. The remaining 4 square miles are within the Town's Short Range Urban Service Area as designated by Wake County and remain under Wake County's zoning control.

Save the Dates!

Mark your calendar for the next community engagement meetings. 

Second Meeting: Thursday, Oct. 26, 5:30 p.m. at Town Hall
Third Meeting: Monday, Nov. 13, 5:30 p.m. at Town Hall


Town of Holly Springs Planning & Zoning
(919) 557-3908

Town staff and consultant in the study area

Town staff and the project consultants near the intersection of Avent Ferry and Cass Holt roads, inside the Southern Area Planning Initiative study area.

What is the initiative's goal?

This initiative is not creating a new plan. Rather, the goal of the initiative is to gather feedback and suggestions about how this area should grow from residents and business owners throughout the town and its planning jurisdiction. The result will be recommendations of next steps.

First Community Engagement Meeting Held Sept. 21

About 75 citizens, council members and staff attended the study's first community engagement meeting Sept. 21 at Town Hall. Three identical presentations were held in the Council Chambers before attendees joined staff and the initiative project team in the Holleman Room to ask questions, examine current plans, and provide feedback.

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Stay Informed

Check back soon; we’ll update this webpage with upcoming events and information, provide materials related to the initiative and more. Click here to subscribe to get notices of upcoming events on the Planning & Zoning calendar and for other notifications from the town. Enter your email address and then check the boxes for Notify Me - Department of Planning & Zoning and the Planning & Zoning calendar.


Town of Holly Springs Planning & Zoning
(919) 557-3908