Updating the 2007-2027 Comprehensive Plan Nears Completion

In a process that began in July 2015 and continues throughout the second quarter of this year, the Town of Lake Lure is nearing completion of an update to the original 2007-2027 Comprehensive Plan.

With the aid of a contracted facilitator, elected officials, appointed boards, staff, town leaders and citizens have poured over the community's original document for the last two years.

The project is finally culminating this summer with the eventual adoption of the revised plan and its updated implementation matrix.

But first we want to hear from you again, to give you the opportunity to review several key documents before the plan update goes to Council on May 16th.

Between now and then, you're encouraged to review the latest draft documents, highlighted in yellow below.

Email your feedback to:

Shannon Baldwin
Community Development Director

 (This first document will give you an overview of all the steps that have taken place in updating the Comprehensive Plan).  

April 11th 2017 Memorandum to the Town Council and the  Zoning & Planning Board

2015 to 2017 Recap of Timeline with Dates

2020 Shared Vision, April 2017 - Draft

Updated Project Calendar, April 2017 - Draft


Background Concerning the Update Process: 

In view of what has been accomplished in our community and how things have changed and evolved since 2007, it has been crucial to go through the process of updating the original 20 year plan into several key priorities with which to focus on going forward.

Citizens and stakeholders have been a vital part of this ongoing process, just as they were when the 2007-2027 Plan was first produced.

"Given the weight of the Comprehensive Plan and its impact on so many projects and initiatives, it is so important that this document remains relevant to the changing circumstances around us" observed Town Manager Ron Nalley. "It is equally important that the Plan, like its parent document from 2007, reflect the evolving values and desires of the community," he said.

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

While the links above are the primary documents we would like for you to review between now and May 16th, you're certainly encouraged to go back to the various documents that led us to this point.

Note also that the The Lake Lure Zoning and Planning Board will review the final Comp Plan Update Project Calendar on April 18th during the board's regular meeting.That meeting is open top the public

All final documents and the board's recommendations will be made available to the public following that meeting.

Town Council will hold a Public Hearing on May 16th and consider adopting the Comprehensive Plan Project Calendar for 2017-2027.

Once Adopted, How the Plan will be used:

The Comprehensive Plan Project Calendar will be used by department heads, the Town Manager and the Town Council for developing yearly work plans and budgets as the town strives to realize its vision.


Review the 2015 Background Materials from the Comprehensive Plan Update Process

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, (Sept. 2015)

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

Implementation Matrix - Scorecard of recommended projects and their status, 2015