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Union County, North Carolina

Union County 2050 Comprehensive Plan

Union County 2050 Comprehensive Plan

We would like your help!

Union County has opened a four week public comment period to guide the development of the first phase of the comprehensive plan, Union County 2050. The plan’s first phase, establishing a vision for the plan, involves evaluating which aspects of Union County are the most important to the community. To provide community involvement in the process, a public online input survey has been created, and three community meetings will be held to solicit input as well.

Please follow the link here to the survey, and complete before March 29, 2020. If you have any more unanswered questions, and/or would like to provide additional feedback regarding the process, please feel free to attend one or more of these drop-in sessions:

Location: Mineral Springs Volunteer Fire Department
5804 Waxhaw Highway
Mineral Springs, NC 28108
Date and Time: March 9, 2020, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Indian Trail Town Hall
315 Matthews-Indian Trail Road
Indian Trail, NC 28079
Date and Time: March 10, 2020, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Union County Agricultural Center
3230-D Presson Road
Monroe, NC 28112
Date and Time: March 11, 2020, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

These meetings are self-paced and there is no scheduled presentation.


Union County is currently updating its comprehensive plan, which is called Union County 2050. A comprehensive plan is a multi-disciplinary document, establishing a vision of the community in the future, with recommendations for infrastructure, land use, economic development, and environmental protection that help implement that vision. The most referenced aspect of the comprehensive plan is the land use map, but the recommendations in that map reflect community input, infrastructure capacity, and existing development patterns. The current comprehensive plan was adopted in 2014, and can be viewed here. Union County is a rapidly growing place, and the Board of County Commissioners have directed county staff to initiate a plan update to address issues related to growth.

A photo of people in a conference room listening to a presentation

The plan update process began in earnest in August 2019, when approximately 100 county and municipal leaders, staff, and interested citizens attended a two-day summit to hear from each of the municipalities on the visions for their communities. The county commission then provided guidance to county staff to develop a new comprehensive plan. This plan will take approximately one year to complete, and will be guided by a stakeholders committee and a series of subcommittees. The members of these committees were appointed on December 2, 2019, which will signify the official start to the plan.

Want to learn about upcoming meetings?
Please click on the Meetings tab below to learn about committee meetings, community input meetings, and how to request a presentation to your group.

Want to review materials about the plan development process?
Please click on the Documents tab below to access presentations, maps, reports, and other information used to help make recommendations for the comprehensive plan.

Want to learn how to get involved in the process?
Please click on the Process tab to learn about how Union County 2050 is being developed and how you can get involved.


Contact for Union County 2050 Comprehensive Plan

Lee Jenson
Planning Director
Email: Lee.Jenson@unioncountync.gov
Phone: 704-283-3564