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About the Plan

A Comprehensive Plan (Comp Plan) is a tool used for guiding the growth, redevelopment, and overall improvement of the county for next twenty (20) years. The plan will serve as the official statement by Pitt County of its vision, intentions, goals, objectives, and strategies for future land use development. The Plan is a community-driven effort. Pitt County staff will work together with stakeholders, citizens, elected officials and appointed boards to create the plan.

​The Envision Pitt County 2045 Comprehensive Plan will update the 2030 Comprehensive Plan (adopted in 2011) and address new issues and priorities that have come forward in the years since then. The Plan may address several topics as determined by the community but generally a Comprehensive Plan addresses land use, housing, infrastructure, economic development, agriculture, recreation, and natural resources. This is a guiding document upon which land use decisions are based. Recommendations in the Plan could call for changes to county ordinances to implement specific decisions as suggested. The Comp Plan is a policy document that establishes a vision, goals, and priorities. It guides future growth and development and also:

  • Documents a community conversation: “Where are we at? Where would we like to be?”

  • Provides a basis for decision-making, problem-solving and policy development by government officials

  • Establishes priorities for government projects, staff, and services

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The planning process will take place over a 12-month time-period beginning in Winter of 2021 and wrapping up in the Winter of 2022. The evolving project schedule is shown here and outlines the three overlapping phases:

  1. Project Initiation & Analysis,

  2. Visioning & Plan Development, and

  3. Implementation & Adoption.

 

A draft plan is expected for review during late summer or early fall of 2022. The Plan will be developed by county staff working in conjunction with consultants and a steering committee. Stakeholders in the public and private sector will be interviewed during the process and there will be multiple opportunities for citizens to participate in the process and provide feedback. See the Get Involved page for more information on upcoming meetings and surveys.