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Open House Scheduled To Discuss Future Plans In Newton

Blueprint Newton is the City of Newton’s upcoming comprehensive plan for the next 15 to 20 years. It’s a policy and guiding document that will ensure Newton’s future growth aligns with local priorities and advances in an orderly manner, while satisfying statutory requirements.

North Carolina General Statute requires local governments adopt and maintain a comprehensive or land use plan as a condition of adopting and applying zoning regulations. By statute, a comprehensive plan may address principles for growth and development, future land uses, public utilities and services, transportation, employment, public safety, recreation, housing, open spaces, and protection of natural and cultural resources.

Community involvement is essential to the success of Blueprint Newton. Citizens are invited to begin sharing their thoughts and ideas during an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at Newton Fire Department Headquarters, 119 South Brady Avenue.

The open house will introduce the planning process and serve as an initial opportunity for citizens to provide input on what Newton should strive to become during the next 20 years.
Experts in urban planning, public infrastructure, placemaking, and sustainability will be on hand to collect feedback and respond to questions. Light refreshments will be served.

Over the course of the year, you can visit to find updates and opportunities to offer feedback. Beginning March 8, an online dashboard will allow citizens to provide input remotely. For more information, please call (828) 695-4266.

[News release courtesy of Alex Frick, City of Newton Communications & Marketing Director]