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Town of Davidson Planning:  July News


Good Afternoon Davidson Citizens,
 
This is the fourth installment of the Planning Department “eCrier,” a message highlighting various plans, projects, and events currently or soon-to-be underway. Below you’ll find a list and short description of things that we’re working on, along with how to find additional information about each topic. We hope you find this information useful. If you want to follow up with us about any questions you may have, please do so – our contact information is available on our department’s homepage, which also contains this same list of information on a News tab at the top of the page. Check back from time to time for updates.
 
- Town of Davidson Planning Department
 
UPDATES

1. Davidson Mobility Plan:  The mobility plan is moving along. In the next few weeks we will receive a complete Davidson Mobility Plan draft. Once the draft plan is complete, we will upload it to the project website for public comment and review. An announcement will be sent via the town’s Planning and Mobility Plan eCrier once the plan is posted. For the latest information about the Davidson Mobility Plan please visit the project webpage (www.davidsonmobilityplan.com).

2. Red Line Update:  CATS is hosting an open house today, July 31 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the board room at Davidson Town Hall to provide updates concerning the LYNX Rapid Transit Services study. This study is evaluating alternatives to the Red Line for the North Corridor. For more information about the study please visit the project webpage. 


3. Public Input Sessions:  Two public input sessions are scheduled for August:
  • Lake Cornelius Residential:  A public input session will be held Wednesday, August 8 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the board room at Davidson Town Hall. The purpose of the meeting will be for the project owner, Meeting Street Homes & Communities, to discuss with the public their proposed master plan for 14 single-family homes on Catawba Avenue. For additional information, including a map of the project location and the submitted plans, please see the project webpage.
  • North Harbor Club CPA (Conditional Planning Area):  A public input session will be held Wednesday, August 29 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the board room at Davidson Town Hall. The purpose of the meeting will be for the project owner, The Lake Norman Company, to discuss with the public their proposed improvements to the North Harbor Club restaurant and the office building located at 400 North Harbor Place. For additional information, including a map of the project location and the submitted plans, please see the project webpage.
 4. Comprehensive Plan:  This fall Davidson is preparing to undertake a comprehensive plan, its first since 2010. The comprehensive plan is the leading policy document and tool to help communities create a vision and guiding principles for decision-making for their town. Since late June, a commissioner-appointed group of citizens, staff, and stakeholders has been reviewing responses to the town’s Request for Proposals released in late May. The RFP outlined comprehensive plan concepts and invited firms interested in assisting with the plan process to present their proposals for consideration. Currently, the committee is interviewing finalists and the committee’s work will be presented to the board of commissioners in August. For further information regarding the comprehensive plan, please see the project webpage.
 
5. Text Amendments:  Three sets of proposed text amendments are coming before the board of commissioners in August:
  • Reducing Scale of Village Infill Building Types:  In their Strategic Plan approved earlier this year the board of commissioners identified as a priority the need to review the building types permitted in the Village Infill Planning Area. An overview of the existing and proposed regulations will be provided at the August 7 board of commissioners meeting.
  • Watershed Ordinance Standards:  At their July 10 meeting, the board of commissioners directed staff to move forward with the proposed revisions to Davidson Planning Ordinance Section 17 Watershed Protection Overlay District, except for sections 17.6.1-6.3 (the sections that relate to the amount of impervious area allowed on individual lots). The board of commissioners will consider taking action on the proposed revisions at their August 28 meeting. For an updated copy of the proposed revisions, please see the text amendments webpage.
  • Floodplain Regulations:  At the August 7 board of commissioners meeting, Mecklenburg County staff will present on the proposed revisions to Davidson Planning Ordinance Section 18 Floodplain Overlay District. The county is responsible for administering the ordinance and is updating the standards to meet routine FEMA-mandated changes to the standards; continued participation in the National Flood Insurance Program requires adoption of the updates by mid-November. For more information please see the text amendments webpage.
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