Updating the 2007-2027 Comprehensive Plan Nears Completion

In a process that began in July 2015 and continues throughout the first quarter of 2017, elected officials, appointed boards, town leaders and citizens have sought to pour over the community's 2007-2027 Comprehensive Plan.

The objectives are clear: In view of what has been accomplished and how things have changed and evolved since 2007, it's crucial to update the 20 year plan into several key priorities with which to focus on going forward.

Clearly, our citizens and stakeholders are a vital part of this ongoing process, just as was the case when the 2007-2027 Plan was first produced.

Given the weight of the Comprehensive Plan and its impact on projects and initiatives, it is vitally important that the document remain relevant to the changing circumstances around us. 

It is equally important that the plan, like its parent document from 2007, reflect the evolving values and desires of the community. 

Updating the Comprehensive Plan has had many steps. Beginning with a steering committee, State of the Town Report, a survey, workshops and, ultimately updating an implementation matrix that will track the status of final recommendations.

Following additional meetings throughout the later part of 2016 with stakeholders and staff to drill down on an updated implementation matrix, the Town will soon be ready to present to citizens and Town Council a final document for the updated Comprehensive Plan. 

Originally, town officials had targeted to complete the Comp Plan Update early in 2016. However, an unexpected vacancy in the position of town manager led to placing the project on hold until a new town manager was selected and in place. The update process resumed in October 2016.  

The revised implementation matrix, once adopted will be added to the most relevant, unfinished items from the 2007 matrix, available to view below. 

Priorities and time frames will be assigned for each policy and objective.

Below you can browse through each individual document that has been produced as part of the Update process to date.

If you prefer, you can also view, download or print the documents as one file in booklet form. Note, however, that it's 116 pages in length

To recap:

  • Objectives for identifying implementation priorities will be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely (S.M.A.R.T.) to ensure that they are easily tracked and reported
  •  Policies will be distinct from objectives and provide guidance and direction
  • A draft of the revised implementation matrix will be reviewed with Town Council and the Zoning & Planning Board and incorporate any additional input from the community 
  • After incorporating feedback from Town Council, the Zoning & Planning Board and the community, both boards will receive a request to adopt the new Comprehensive Plan Implementation Matrix.

Review the Update to the Comprehensive Plan

Cover Page & Table of Contents


Overview of Purpose and Process

Lake Lure's Guiding Values

2015 State of the Town - Report

State of the Town Survey to Residents & Property Owners

Survey Results

Survey Results from the Town Council  & the Zoning and Planning Board

2020 Shared Vision for Lake Lure

Oct. 19th, 2015 Presentation Summary of the State of the Town and Community Survey Results 

Implementation Matrix - Scorecard of recommended projects and their status