Posted on March 2, 2020
Union County has opened a four-week public input period on potential visions to guide the development of the comprehensive plan for unincorporated areas of the County. The plan, called Union County 2050, will provide guidance to Commissioners and staff on how to address growth, public health, safety, environment, infrastructure, and economic development through 2050. The first phase in the year-long process will establish a vision for the plan.
Residents are encouraged to provide input on a vision for Union County 2050 online or at one of three in-person public input sessions. The sessions provide an opportunity for residents to learn about the process and provide feedback on four draft visions. The format and information provided will be the same at the three scheduled sessions listed below.
The County is receiving public input through March 29, 2020. Residents can learn more about the process online.
Planning staff estimate it will take approximately 12 months to develop the comprehensive plan. The Board of Commissioners will be periodically updated on the process and asked to provide feedback. Staff expects to present the final plan and recommendations to the Board in early 2021.
Union County’s population has grown by nearly 35,000 people since the 2010 Census, to an approximate population of 235,908. Regional growth trends show Union County is the second-fastest growing county in the Charlotte metropolitan area; with Mecklenburg County leading growth in the area. Trends show growth will continue in Union County. Factors driving families to relocate to Union County include proximity to Charlotte, a great school system, low taxes, and affordability.
To learn more about the Union County 2050 process, or to request a presentation of the plan, contact Planning Director Lee Jenson via email or call 704-283-3564.