Planning director answers questions

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Ed Muire, county planning director, answered key questions about the land use study and what happens if it is adopted.Will adoption of the land use study have any immediate impact?No. For any of the recommendations to become policy will require adoption of ordinances. If adopted, the plan will be used as a guide for rezoning requests in west Rowan.
How long will it take to implement any of the recommendations?It will take several months, likely a year; it will require text amendments to county ordinances to be drafted and go through the Planning Board and county commissioners.
If the plan is adopted, will it prevent anyone from selling their land for residential or commercial development?No.