A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 25 to discuss the proposed Small Area Plan for the NC16/NC150 area in northeastern Lincoln County.
Since our initial public outreach completed in the summer of 2013 the staff from the Lincoln County
Planning and Inspections Department has been hard at work developing plans for the NC150 and NC 16 area. The development of these plans came from input received during our initial public outreach event. The Lincoln County Planning Board has been instrumental in the review of these planning efforts over the past several months.
Plans for development on the Catawba County side of the interchange have already been submitted and approved. Catawba County is constructing sewer lines to the area to serve this future development. The purpose of this second round of public engagement will be to solicit further comment and to receive reaction to the planning work that has taken place thus far.
This planning effort has considered current transportation conditions and development to help guide
future land uses and offer solutions for the existing transportation network. Planned development can
increase the investments; provide positive long-term economic impacts and thereby reduce the tax
impacts to the residents. It is also the goal of the plan to limit traffic congestion and similar undesirable impacts to the existing residents in the area. This plan will not establish new zoning regulations, but will set forth adaptive guidelines and future tasks that need to occur. For example a recommendation in the plan might be to have a traffic signal at Henry Dellinger Road and NC150. In order for this to happen, the County would need to request NCDOT to examine traffic counts for such.
In order to continue this conversation, the Board of Commissioners and Planning Board need your input and want to hear what you have to say. Lincoln County will reengage the public with a public meeting at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, February 25 at Lebanon United Methodist Church, 5033 Lebanon Road, Denver, NC 28037.
Your Board of Commissioners is counting on your input to assist the Planning Board in this important task. The Planning Staff has developed a project website with relevant information that can be accessed by visiting http://goo.gl/7m4d5t . The public is always welcome to contact the Planning staff at any time if they have questions about the plan or process. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, February 25th.