Speak Up Chatham: What is Your Vision for the County?
Pittsboro, NC – Chatham County wants to hear from all types of residents, workers and businesses as a key part of the Comprehensive Plan development process. Now is the time to share your vision of Chatham County over the next 25 years.
The goal is to have at least 700 people complete the 10-minute online survey to share their visions for the future.
“Absolutely every voice counts,” said Hillary Pace in the Planning Department. “We need to hear from people with all types of perspectives and all parts of the county. We want to hear from people who work here or operate a business here as well as residents.”
The Comprehensive Plan is a policy document that will provide guidance for the development of the county over the next 25 years. The Comprehensive Plan reflects the community’s priorities and a careful analysis of data and existing policy documents. The plan is expected to conclude in April 2017.
The plan will help focus growth, capital investment, and development in the county in the following areas: transportation, economic development, land use and development, environment, affordable housing, public health, utilities, parks and recreation and an array of other areas of consideration such as the aging population, schools, and attention to Chatham-specific concerns such as tick-borne illness.
The process has already involved several community meetings in June and input from many different organizations across the county, including local governments, nonprofits, the business community, education and many others.