2019 Comprehensive Plan - Adoption Version

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After a year-long process, the Village’s Comprehensive Plan nears completion. On October 22, the Village Council will consider adopting the 2019 Comprehensive Plan, new long-range planning document that articulates the community’s vision for the future and identifies the actions we need to take to retain the high quality of life in Pinehurst.

Since the Community Open House in June, Village officials have assimilated resident feedback into the Plan; clarified the vision for the Plan’s five Focus Areas; added, modified, combined, and deleted Implementation Strategies originally proposed; and modified the Plan accordingly. The revised Plan has also been reorganized to more clearly and accurately reflect resident needs and desires for our community.

Protecting the character and authenticity of Pinehurst, while addressing the impacts of growth within our community and the broader region in a way that ensures a continued high quality of life, is a central theme of the long-range plan. Click here to view the Plan's Vision and Guiding Principles.

Several strategic opportunities emerged from Envision the Village to help position the Pinehurst of the future to better meet the needs of Village residents, businesses, and visitors while retaining our small-town charm and rural feel. The Top 10 Strategic Opportunities (in no particular order) are:

  1. Reinvigorate the Village Center by developing a thriving arts, culture, and entertainment market to create a “Golf by Day, Arts by Night” atmosphere.
  2. Create new open spaces and amenities within neighborhoods such as neighborhood parks, dog parks, gathering spaces, and community gardens.
  3. Become a Digital Village and a premier destination to “Live and Work from Home” with expanded high speed Internet and wireless infrastructure.
  4. Promote high quality development and design through an update to the Pinehurst Development Ordinance that includes character-based zoning concepts and the use of pattern books.
  5. Become a pedestrian friendly community with expanded pedestrian, bicycle, and golf cart connectivity.
  6. Create a thriving business environment that encourages innovation and creativity with “innovation hubs”, co-working spaces, and artist studios in the Village Place area near the Village Center and the NC Highway 5 commercial area.
  7. Evaluate possible expansion and construction of new Village facilities such as a library, arts and entertainment venues, municipal buildings, and community parks to meet the needs of a growing and diverse population.
  8. Seek ways to minimize traffic congestion throughout the Village, especially at the traffic circle and on NC Highway 5, to address resident concerns.
  9. Expand and enhance stormwater management efforts to protect property owner interests.
  10. Seek to expand the extra-territorial planning jurisdiction to the north of NC Highway 211 and west of US Highway 15-501 to ensure appropriate development along corridors into the Village.



After a year-long process, the Village’s Comprehensive Plan nears completion. On October 22, the Village Council will consider adopting the 2019 Comprehensive Plan, new long-range planning document that articulates the community’s vision for the future and identifies the actions we need to take to retain the high quality of life in Pinehurst.

Since the Community Open House in June, Village officials have assimilated resident feedback into the Plan; clarified the vision for the Plan’s five Focus Areas; added, modified, combined, and deleted Implementation Strategies originally proposed; and modified the Plan accordingly. The revised Plan has also been reorganized to more clearly and accurately reflect resident needs and desires for our community.

Protecting the character and authenticity of Pinehurst, while addressing the impacts of growth within our community and the broader region in a way that ensures a continued high quality of life, is a central theme of the long-range plan. Click here to view the Plan's Vision and Guiding Principles.

Several strategic opportunities emerged from Envision the Village to help position the Pinehurst of the future to better meet the needs of Village residents, businesses, and visitors while retaining our small-town charm and rural feel. The Top 10 Strategic Opportunities (in no particular order) are:

  1. Reinvigorate the Village Center by developing a thriving arts, culture, and entertainment market to create a “Golf by Day, Arts by Night” atmosphere.
  2. Create new open spaces and amenities within neighborhoods such as neighborhood parks, dog parks, gathering spaces, and community gardens.
  3. Become a Digital Village and a premier destination to “Live and Work from Home” with expanded high speed Internet and wireless infrastructure.
  4. Promote high quality development and design through an update to the Pinehurst Development Ordinance that includes character-based zoning concepts and the use of pattern books.
  5. Become a pedestrian friendly community with expanded pedestrian, bicycle, and golf cart connectivity.
  6. Create a thriving business environment that encourages innovation and creativity with “innovation hubs”, co-working spaces, and artist studios in the Village Place area near the Village Center and the NC Highway 5 commercial area.
  7. Evaluate possible expansion and construction of new Village facilities such as a library, arts and entertainment venues, municipal buildings, and community parks to meet the needs of a growing and diverse population.
  8. Seek ways to minimize traffic congestion throughout the Village, especially at the traffic circle and on NC Highway 5, to address resident concerns.
  9. Expand and enhance stormwater management efforts to protect property owner interests.
  10. Seek to expand the extra-territorial planning jurisdiction to the north of NC Highway 211 and west of US Highway 15-501 to ensure appropriate development along corridors into the Village.



CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    The current council and Mayor have no skin in the game because they will soon be leaving. Approving this plan now, (which is far more complex and questionable in terms of out of control growth and rezoning goals then the ambiguous and generalized wording used in this email alludes) is ridiculous. Lame Duck government administrations have no business pushing through a strategic plan a month before an election. It is pure egocentrism that the "legacy" of a few elected officials is more important than the future of this community.

    Oxly asked 9 months ago

    Dear Oxly,

    Thank you for your feedback.  Village staff will forward you comment to the Village Council prior to their October 9th Special Meeting to receive public comment on the Comprehensive Plan.

    Natalie Hawkins, Assistant Village Manager


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    All the feedback and comments I have heard is that the citizens of Pinehurst are not for growth and want the village to remain relatively the same as it is at the present. With the elections a month away, it seems prudent to postpone the adoption of this plan and let the new mayor and council deal with this issue.

    Jim asked 9 months ago

    Dear Jim,

    Thank you for your feedback.  Village staff will forward you comment to the Village Council prior to their October 9th Special Meeting to receive public comment on the Comprehensive Plan.

    Natalie Hawkins, Assistant Village Manager

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    1. It seemed very apparent to me that the ideas proposed by the consultants regarding Area 2 were overwhelmingly rejected by the public. Why is this still in the plan? 2. Developing along Hwy 211 will ruin the approach to Pinehurst, as has been shown with previous efforts further west. Why keep pursuing this when there is obvious dislike for it, especially from Pinewild resdents?

    Jim Fisher asked 9 months ago

    Dear Jim,

    Thank you for your feedback. The Comprehensive Plan evaluated how the area along Hwy 211 north of Pinewild could possibly be developed in the future and residents provided their input at the Community Open House in June and online afterwards.  Based on public support, the Village Council decided to not make any changes to the future land use of this area and to keep it in the Plan as it is currently zoned today for office & professional uses.  It is included in the Plan because it is an area the Village Council agreed to evaluate during Envision the Village.  It remaining in the Plan is a reflection of the planning process undertaken and an indication to any future developers that office & professional uses are appropriate in this area.

    Staff will forward your feedback to the Village Council prior to their October 9th Special Meeting to receive public comments on the Comprehensive Plan.

    Natalie Hawkins, Assistant Village Manager 

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    Hello, I was wondering what the plans are for the Beach access area?

    Katy S. asked 10 months ago

    Katy,

    Pinehurst Resort has submitted plans to the Village to renovate the marina at Lake Pinehurst.  You can come by Village Hall at 395 Magnolia Road between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm to review them if you'd like.  You may also call 910-295-1900 and they front desk staff will refer to a member of our Planning Staff who can describe the improvements planned.

    Natalie Hawkins, Assistant Village Manager