Beatties Ford Road Corridor Small Area Plan
In response to community concerns about growing commercial development pressure along the western area of the Beatties Ford Road corridor, the Town of Huntersville retained Neighboring Concepts and Kimley Horn to prepare the Beatties Ford Road Small Area Plan.
The planning process utilized a consultant team of planners, transportation engineers, market economists and a three-day community charette to develop a unique approach to growth management, urban form, long range planning and environmental protection. Innovative approaches included the use of CommunityViz GIS software and the use of area wide infrastructure needs analysis integrated with sector plan level land use allocations. Appropriate commercial development was matched to population growth and market potential forecasted through the year 2017. The plan described a preservation strategy for lands within and without critical watershed areas and to further protect the area’s seven county nature preserves and federally protected natural areas. Included were descriptions and guidelines for an “Equestrian Use Corridor” and a robust network of non-vehicular transportation trails and amenities.
- community 2012 Democratic National Convention
- community Dr. John T. Crawford Renaissance Center
- community Fuller & Dudley Museum of Entrepreneurship
- community Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
- community preservation Historic Second Ward Gymnasium Renovation
- community Howard Levine Child Development Center
- community Ivory Baker Recreation Center
- community Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church
- community Revolution Sports Academy
- community Romare Bearden Park
- community Stevens Creek Nature Preserve
- community Stratford Richardson YMCA
- community University Park Baptist Church