The Town of Southern Pines is seeking citizen input on "Growth Choices" regarding conceptual scenarios for future growth. We need your feedback to better understand how residents want to see the town evolve and grow. Through our online survey, you'll learn about and provide feedback on different scenarios for growth, development, and preservation, and the related key decision points important to planning for the Town’s future.
The new Southern Pines CLRP relies on scenario planning. In order to do that, we need to evaluate different options for the community, measure their impacts, and evaluate the trade-offs for fulfilling a shared vision and guiding principles for the comprehensive plan.
The process starts at the same place – with an existing conditions analysis to know where the Town stands today. It also ends at the same place – with a future land use map to include in the CLRP document. Everything in between is flexible. We've laid out six alternative futures, which build on the thoughts, ideas, and opinions expressed so far in the comprehensive planning process.
Ultimately, our goal for scenario planning to support the comprehensive plan is simple: The scenario planning process and the choices it considers should empower the community with more information, and more confidence, to make decisions about its future.