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Bryson City seeks public input on land use plan

The Town of Bryson City is updating our land use plan to help guide future changes that will affect residents and visitors over the next 25 years. Our previous land use plan was adopted in 2008 and we have seen a lot of changes since that time. An updated plan will help us be better prepared for the future and improve the quality of life for our residents, businesses, and visitors. Additionally, North Carolina has a new land use law that will require us to have a current land use plan by July 1, 2022. This plan will satisfy Chapter 160D of the North Carolina General Statutes.

A webpage (www.regiona.org/brysoncity2045) has been set up to provide information on the planning process and gather input from the public. The first public input survey is currently open (from August 10-September 17). The survey provides the chance to share your favorite parts of Bryson City, where you see room for improvement and how you feel about future land use. The interactive map invites people to share an opportunity or a challenge or concern on a specific location within Bryson City limits. The website will be updated with survey results, draft documents, and future public workshops later in the year.

For those without internet access or who prefer to complete a survey on paper, hard copies are available at Town Hall located at 45 Everett Street. Don’t miss this chance to be a part of crafting the future of Bryson City!

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