Town of Matthews
 
Matthews to Hold Community Meeting on Small Area Plans
 
Posted on Wednesday September 05, 2018
 
The Town of Matthews will hold a Community Meeting on Saturday, September 22 at Matthews Town Hall (232 Matthews Station Street Matthews, NC 20815) from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Citizens are invited to attend the meeting to learn more about the Small Area Plans and the proposed overlay.
 
Matthews, NC - The Town of Matthews will hold a Community Meeting on Saturday, September 22 at Matthews Town Hall (232 Matthews Station Street Matthews, NC 20815) from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Citizens are invited to attend the meeting to learn more about the Small Area Plans and proposed overlay.

The schedule for the meeting is:
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. E. John Street/Outer Loop Small Area Plan
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Entertainment District Small Area Plan
11:00 - 12:00 p.m. - Monroe Road Small Area Plan

During each session, Town staff will provide an overview of the Small Area Plan, application of the proposed overlay on the area plan, provide examples of how the overlay would impact individual properties, and answer questions. 

Background:The Town adopted three Small Area Plans (Monroe Road in 2014, Entertainment District in 2014, and E. John/Outer Loop in 2017), which show concepts for possible future development, as well as transportation connectivity (pedestrian and bicycle, streets, transit, etc.). Each Small Area Plan has its own unique policies and actions to follow during consideration of development proposals. The Small Area Plans are policy documents that define the vision, but have no enforcement capability.

The proposal currently before the Board is to help ensure that any new development will be consistent with the goals and policies of the previously adopted Small Area Plans. The Board will consider putting in place an overlay for these areas. An overlay gives the Town the ability to enforce the requirements, making sure developers comply with the vision. It's a proactive measure to ensure the Small Area Plans are followed. For example, the downtown overlay (which has been in place for 20 years) has protected and preserved our downtown. 

Click here to read the Frequently Asked Questions: SAP

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