Appearance Commission

  • 1 p.m.
  • Fourth Tuesday of each month
  • Finance / Planning Office
    Boyd Room
    180 SW Broad St.
    Southern Pines, NC 28387
If you have any questions, please call 910-692-4863.
Agendas & Meetings
Agendas are available prior to the meetings.  Minutes are available following approval.
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The commission has 13 members appointed by the Town Council – 10 members being residents of the town and three being residents of Moore County within the extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ).
About the Commission
The Appearance Commission studies the visual problems and needs of the town as well as the ETJ planning / zoning jurisdiction. This commission plans and carries out programs to enhance and improve the visual quality and aesthetic characteristics of the town and the extraterritorial jurisdiction beyond the town limits.

Some examples of this are:
  • Assisting in the implementation of programs of general community beautification
  • Making studies of the visual characteristics and problems of the town, including surveys and inventories
  • Providing leadership and guidance in matters of community design and appearance to individual, organizations, and agencies

Sprucing Up Southern Pines

Congratulations to the Winners for the Commercial and Residential for 2016

  • 455 N. May St.
  • 525 S. Mechanic St
  • Friend to Friend
  • Gold's Gym
  • R. Riveter
  • VFW
NC Arbor Day
The Southern Pines Appearance Commission and the Town of Southern Pines hosted a NC Arbor Day Celebration recognizing Southern Pines as a 36 time annual recipient of the Tree City USA award.  The event took place Friday, March 18th at the Southern Pines Library.  It included a celebration, tree tributes and tree planting to celebrate NC Arbor day and our town's prestigious award.


The Southern Pines Appearance Commission is working to keep Southern Pines Beautiful. The Appearance Commission is offering an Adopt-A-Street program as a way for groups to help in the beautification effort in Southern Pines. To participate please fill out the attached agreement and send to Birtha Shaw or Jack Taylor at 140 Memorial Park Ct., Southern Pines NC 28387.  We will need a signed agreement to adopt the street of your choice after approval by the Southern Pines Appearance Commission.  Adopt at least a six-block stretch roadway and maintain both sides of the street every three months (4 times a year).  Each participating group will be recognized with a personalized sign to acknowledge their participation in our Adopt-A-Street Program. 
Welcome to Southern Pines
Visitors to the Town of Southern Pines will now be greeted by a brand new "Welcome to Southern Pines" sign that compliments the natural beauty of the Southern Pines area. The Southern Pines Appearance Commission designed and up dated this sign shortly before Christmas 2012. The Town of Southern Pines Appearance Commission plans and carries out programs to enhance and improve the visual quality and aesthetic characteristics of the Town.
Small Sign