On August 18, 2016, the Planning Board unanimously voted to submit the Final Draft of the 2025 Comprehensive Plan to the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners for a public hearing and adoption. The Transylvania County Planning Board has been developing the plan since August 2014. The records of their open meetings can be found here.
A comprehensive plan is a long-range guide (not a regulatory document) for making development and policy decisions based upon the growth preferences of the public and elected officials. Development of the plan involves evaluating existing conditions, projecting growth patterns, identifying assets and needs to establish a vision for the County along with goals and strategies to realize the vision. The plan considers seven basic planning elements.