Harnett County,
North Carolina

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Long Range Planning & Transportation

Long Range Planning

Planning Staff is committed to upholding long term standards for growth and development in Harnett County. Through various long range planning methods we can do just that.

 

2018 North West Area Plan

Harnett County is beginning the process to create a Small Area Plan for the northwestern part of the County. The plan will look at the area between NC 210 to the east, the Cape Fear River to the south and the Wake County line to the north. The population of this area has grown by 56% since the year 2000. It remains primarily rural in nature but is increasingly experiencing increased growth pressure expanding from Fuquay-Varina and Wake County.

The planning effort will build on policies in the 2015 Comprehensive Growth Plan and focus on balancing the rural character of the area while accommodating growth and determining infrastructure needs. The outcome of this plan will be a revised land use plan to guide rezonings and recommendations that will guide public and private investment decisions for years to come. It is anticipated that this planning process will take approximately six months.

Please CLICK HERE to view some frequently asked questions

Please CLICK HERE to complete a survey for the North West Area Plan

 

See FLYER for information on the public workshop scheduled for August 28th at the NW Harnett Fire Station (6015 Christian Light Rd, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526)

 

 

 

 

2018 South West Area Study - SWAS

The North Carolina Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is updating the Southwest Area Study (SWAS) transportation plan in cooperation with partners that include Wake County, Harnett County, Apex, Angier, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, and other transportation agencies. To see more information, please CLICK HERE

 

Sandhills Regional Bicycle Plan

The Sandhills Regional Bicycle Plan covers Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Scotland and Robeson Counties and parts of Bladen and Sampson Counties.

The Fayetteville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO) was awarded a planning grant from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) to develop a regional comprehensive bicycle transportation plan. The overall goal of the Project is to provide a framework for NCDOT and local governments to enhance bicycling as a mode of transportation for residents and visitors alike, improving access, connectivity, and safety.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PROJECT WEBSITE

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PROJECT MAP

CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE PROJECT SURVEY

 

Ray Road Project

As many of you who live in the Anderson Creek area know, NCDOT has been pursuing upgrades to the Ray Road Corridor. This project has also included a traffic alignment with Overhills Road. If you would like to see current project status, CLICK HERE

 

Hurricane Matthew Related Road Closures

Hurricane Matthew affected many travelways in Harnett County, we have attached a list of current construction schedules & estimated completion dates for those roadways that are still closed. CLICK HERE to see the list

 

Land Use Plan

Land use planning establishes a plan for the future of a community, including goals and strategies used for both development and preservation of land. Plans may include just a few or many different uses, which can be catergorized into more general categories including: residential, agricultural, commercial, and conservation. Through these types of uses and corresponding densities, we can anticipate and organize use of land to best fit the community.

As of the end of 2015, staff, with the help of Land Design, INC has prepared and had approved a major rewrite of the County’s Land Use Plan.

Click here to learn about the 2015 Comprehensive Growth Plan Initiative

The Comprehensive Growth Plan was a large task that included many months of work, the aquisition of grants, and a renewed vision in regards to Harnett County's future growth and accomplishments. Please see below for the adopted version of the plan!

Click here for a text only version of the current Land Use Plan

 

Comprehensive Transportation Plan

A comprehensive transportation plan works in many ways the same as a long range plan; however it is used to plan for the future transportation needs of a community. Many people immediately think of motorized-vehicular transportation when they hear the term 'transportation'; however there many other forms of transportation, including pedestrian, bicycle, and public transit. With a comprehensive transportation plan in place, as development occurs the planned future transportation updates are made.

Harnett County worked with several other agencies to develop a comprehensive transportation plan for our community. Below you will find a link from the NC Department of Transportation for Harnett County.

Comprehensive Plan Information

 
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