The Village of Pinehurst invites residents to attend a Planapalooza™ September 19th to 24th to provide input on the community’s vision for its future.
Planapalooza™ is an intense, participatory design and visioning process where stakeholders and the community are invited to work directly with their neighbors and a multidisciplinary consultant team. An opening presentation and handson workshop will kick off the event on Wednesday, September 19 at 6:30pm at Assembly Hall, located at 395 Magnolia Road. Throughout the day on Thursday, September 20 and Friday, September 21, seven public focus meetings will be held in Assembly Hall:
Date Time Topic Thursday, September 20 9:30am-10:30am Transportation, Mobility & Parking Thursday, September 20 11:00am-12:00pm Utilities & Supporting Infrastructure Thursday, September 20 1:00pm-2:00pm Business, Tourism & the Economy Thursday, September 20 2:30pm-3:30pm Neighborhoods & Housing Choices Thursday, September 20 4:00pm-5:00pm Community Amenities & Quality of Life Friday, September 21 9:30am-10:30am Parks, Open Spaces & Natural Resources Friday, September 21 11:00am-12:00pm Village Character & Authenticity
The planning studio will be open from Thursday morning through Monday afternoon to allow the community an opportunity to provide their feedback if they are unable to make the scheduled events. The five-day Planapalooza™ will conclude with a work-in-progress presentation on Monday, September 24 at 6:30pm at the Fair Barn, located at 200 Beulah Hill Road South. All events are open to the public and refreshments will be served at the opening and closing meetings.
This is the third public event held as part of the Village’s Envision the Village Long Range Comprehensive Plan project. The first was a Community Kick-Off Meeting on June 27. This wellattended meeting provided the community with information about the purpose of the project and the process by which the Village and its consultant, Town Planning & Urban Design Collaborative, LLC (TPUDC) intend to complete it. The second event was Visioning Workshops held on August 29. During this event, over 200 participants visited six different stations to provide specific input related to community facilities, transportation, growth and development, and the future of the Village.
The goal of the Envision the Village project is to detail the Village’s long-term vision and goals and outline the steps necessary to achieve them. The plan is intended to guide growth and development in an organized, efficient and sustainable manner. To do so, it will anticipate trends and issues that could impact where and how development occurs in the future. The plan will be long-range in scope, focusing on the ultimate needs of the community rather than the pressing concerns of today. The planning effort includes extensive public participation throughout the process, which will culminate in the plan’s adoption in late summer or early fall of 2019.
For more information about the Village’s long-range comprehensive plan update and important upcoming events, visit the project page at www.envisionthevillage.com