Southern Area Planning Initiative

Click here to learn more about potential changes to the Future Land Use Plan for the Southern Area Planning Initiative area, which were discussed during a public meeting about proposed revisions to the Future Land Use Plan for the southern area in early June.

The Future Land Use Plan, part of the Comprehensive Plan, helps implement the town’s vision for the future. It serves as a guiding document for land use decisions, including rezonings, subdivisions and development plan petitions.

 The draft revisions are town-initiated and have been requested by the Town Council.

About the Southern Area Planning Initiative

Three community engagement meetings were held across three months, September, October and November, 2017 as town leaders examined the Southern Area to determine if adjustments needed to be made to growth patterns and land use policy for 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 included opportunities for the public to learn more about the initiative and provide input. 

Findings from the study were presented at the Town Council's Feb. 20 meeting. Click here to view the report about the initiative and its findings.

Did you miss a meeting?

Click here to catch up. On this page, you can watch videos of the presentations and review the feedback the town received.

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.

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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.