Responsible & Balanced Growth

Responsible & Balanced GrowthHolly Springs will continue to plan for future infrastructure and support a quality, balanced mix of land uses, while preserving its small town charm, characteristics, and history.

1. Plan, maintain, and invest in sustainable and resilient infrastructure.

  • Initiative 1.1: Design and construct the Main St. right turn lane, NC55 Bypass right turn lane, Avent Ferry Rd realignment, and Holly Springs Rd. Phase II bond projects. 
  • Initiative 1.2: Develop guidelines for the application of sustainable and resilient practices for new town facilities and capital infrastructure. 
  • Initiative 1.3: Develop a coordinated long-range master plan for water, wastewater, reclaimed, and stormwater systems. 
  • Initiative 1.4: Manage Town assets to ensure the long-term sustainability and optimal efficiency of water, wastewater, and stormwater services. 

2. Support land use planning and policies that provide for sustainable and economic growth while balancing small town characteristics.

  • Initiative 2.1: Pursue a residential/non-residential tax base ratio of 70%/30%.
  • Initiative 2.2: Achieve SolSmart silver community designation.

3. Establish sustainability and resiliency practices that balance the protection and preservation of historical and environmental assets with fiscal and operational efficiency. 

  • Initiative 3.1: Complete action plan and protocols for implementation of sustainability and resiliency practices in fleet management, solid waste, and facility maintenance energy efficiency. 
  • Initiative 3.2: Pursue local and state tools, resources, legislation and policies that enhance historical preservation efforts.
  • Initiative 3.3: Invest in reclaimed water utilization efforts to enhance conservation of natural resources.
  • Initiative 3.4: Develop a water, sewer and reclaimed asset management plan to ensure system integrity and identify needed maintenance and investments to handle future growth.
  • Initiative 3.5: Engage staff and community partners to increase awareness and understanding of sustainability opportunities and practices.

4. Partner with neighbors to promote smart regional infrastructure investments.

  • Initiative 4.1: Support an efficient and connected local and regional multi-modal transportation system through engagement on projects including the I-540 Southeast Extension and Wake Transit Plan.
  • Initiative 4.2: Secure funding partnerships for transportation, water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure that leverages regional opportunities for investments. 
  • Initiative 4.3: Engage with Wake County, and other organizations as necessary, to promote best practices of waste management at the South Wake Landfill. 

5. Leverage Town and regional partners to mitigate resident housing displacement from NCDOT and Town infrastructure projects.

  • Initiative 5.1: Support the Wake County Department of Housing Affordability and Community Revitalization’s efforts to increase housing options on County-owned property north of Ting Park.     
  • Initiative 5.2: Pursue partnerships with non-profit and private organizations to create affordable options.
  • Initiative 5.3: Identify and evaluate opportunities for flexibility and streamlining of permitting and development requirements to increase developer interest.
  • Initiative 5.4: Conduct a Housing Study (with a complimentary Citizens Affordable Housing Committee) to analyze the Town’s housing composition, strengths, challenges, gaps, and potential courses of action.