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Mebane Downtown District Vision Plan

The proposed DRAFT of the Mebane Downtown Vision Plan is available for download here! The public will have the month of November 2018 to review the Plan and return comments to the City of Mebane Planning Department. Comments can be provided on this website, by e-mailing dtplan@cityofmebane.com, and/or on the City’s official Facebook page. The Mebane Planning Board will review the Downtown Vision Plan at its Wednesday, November 14, meeting; the City Council will review it at a public hearing during their Monday, December 3, meeting.

The City of Mebane is using www.mebanebydesign.net as a home for its newest long-range planning effort: the Downtown District Vision Plan. This plan will address the economic, infrastructure, safety, and aesthetic needs of the historic core of the City, contracting with Allison Platt of Rivers and Associates, LLC, to deliver a Downtown District Vision Plan to the City by Fall 2018. It is being supported by a $50,000 grant from the NC Department of Commerce.

The drafted vision map for this vision plan can be found here.

Meeting Schedule

April 10 – Public Meeting, Mebane Arts & Community Center (MACC), 6 p.m.

April 11 – Steering Committee Meeting, MACC, 10 a.m.

May 22 – Concept Design Public Meeting, MACC, 6 p.m.

May 23 – Concept Design Steering Committee Meeting, MACC, 10 a.m.

July 31 – Downtown Plan Feedback Public Meeting, MACC, 6 p.m.

August 1 – Downtown Plan Feedback Steering Committee Meeting, MACC, 10 a.m.

 Final Draft Adopted May 1, 2017

What is a Comprehensive Land Development Plan?

A document that combines several elements to create a unified vision for the future of the City. The plan will include information on growth patterns, population trends, transportation issues, housing choices, the environment and natural resources. This comprehensive plan will serve as the City’s guide to community physical, social and economic development and will provide a rational basis for local land use decisions with a twenty-year vision for future planning and community decisions.

Why Plan?

A comprehensive examination into our community’s past, present and future is an important process that can help guide decision makers, public administrators and community investment.

Process

During the planning process the City collected and discussed pertinent facts and values, including data on population projections, growth trends, economic and environmental resources, existing rules and regulations, and other important community indicators. Public workshops engaged City residents during the planning process, focusing on the wants and concerns of current residents and key issues facing the City now and in the near future.

Role of the Advisory Committee

The advisory committee was appointed by the City Council, representing a wide range of community interests, to help guide the planning process. This committee will meet monthly during the creation of the comprehensive plan to help make sure that the final planning document represents the needs, wants, desires and wishes of the City.

Project Timeline

Initial Staff Meetings Nov 2015
Demographic & Existing Conditions Analysis Nov 2015 – Dec 2015
Public Involvement Dec 2015 – Dec 2016
Develop the Plan July 2016 – Dec 2016
Produce the Final Plan Dec 2016 – Feb 2017
Adopted – May 2017