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Huntersville survey focuses on land use

Offer your thoughts on the future of Huntersville through an online survey developed for the town's 2030 Community Plan.

The plan will guide land use and development over the next 20 years.

The survey will help inform the Huntersville Planning Board and Huntersville Board of Commissioners on how residents feel about significant land use and transportation issues facing the town.

The survey is available until Sept. 10 at www.huntersville.org/planning_communityplan.asp.

The town opened the survey to the entire community after mailing out 1,500 surveys and receiving 453 back, or about a 30-percent response rate, Huntersville Principal Planner Zachary Gordon said last week.

The single-family response rate was about 33 percent, or 425 responses from 1,290 mailed, he said. The multi-family response rate was 13 percent, or 28 responses from 210 mailed, he said.

The town is scheduled to complete the updated plan by March. The update is being done "in house," without outside consultants.

"This type of plan would typically cost $100,000-$150,000," based on information the town received from Davidson and Cornelius, Gordon said.

Presentations on the Community Plan are made at each monthly Huntersville Planning Board meeting, and town planners welcome public input as they develop the draft plan and complete it by year's end, Gordon said.

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