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Posted on: July 15, 2013

[ARCHIVED] NC16/NC150 Small Area Plan Community Involvement Meeting

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and Planning Board request your attendance and input at the upcoming community involvement meeting regarding the future development of the area on Tuesday, July 23 at 6:00 pm at Lebanon Church in Denver.

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will be working on a plan for the future development and transportation needs at the interchange of NC16 and NC150. The planning initiative is being led by the Lincoln County Planning Board and your ideas and opinions on this area are very important to this process.

When interchanges are built, developers seek to purchase those lands to make stores convenient to their customers. Plans for development on the Catawba County side of the interchange have already been submitted and approved. Catawba County is constructing sewer lines to the area to serve this future development. . The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners seeks input from property owners and interested citizens, to help guide what type of development they would like to see on the Lincoln County side of the interchange.

This planning effort will consider current transportation conditions and development to help guide future land uses and offer solutions for the existing transportation network. Planned development can increase the investments; provide positive long-term economic impacts and thereby reduce the tax impacts to the residents. It is also the goal of the plan to limit traffic congestion and similar undesirable impacts to the existing residents in the area.
This plan does not establish new zoning regulations, but rather sets forth adaptive guidelines and future tasks that need to occur. For example a recommendation in the plan might be to have a traffic signal at Henry Dellinger Road and NC150. In order for this to happen, the County would need to request NCDOT to examine traffic counts for such.

In order to do this, the Board of Commissioners and Planning Board need your input and want to hear what you have to say. Lincoln County will kick off this future development plan with a public meeting at public meeting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday July 23rd at Lebanon United Methodist Church, 5033 Lebanon Road, Denver, NC 28037. This is the first chance for the residents to see the area, hear background information, and to offer your suggestions concerning the future of the area.

Your Board of Commissioners is counting on your input to assist the Planning Board in this important task. To keep you informed throughout the nine-month process, a special webpage will be posted on the Lincoln County Website. Of course you are always welcome to contact the Planning staff at any time as well. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, July 23rd.

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