What principles of the 2001 Legacy Plan have been incorporated?
- Creating Plans and regulations to assists in maintaining the small town atmosphere: Kernersville Vision 2020, Kernersville Development Plan.
- Preserving the special character and historic resources of our towns: Kernersville Historic and Downtown Overlay District.
- Identifying housing issues and opportunities to promote continued investment to address blight and public nuisances: Central Kernersville Study.
- Revitalizing older neighborhoods: North Main Street Area Plan, Phase I
- Encouraging mixed-use developments: Caleb’s Creek and Carrollton Metro Activity Center.
- Preparing detailed small area studies to provide direction for development: Various studies and plans.
- Implementing zoning overlay districts to transform highway strips and developments into unique places with high quality design: Creation of five Overlay Districts.
- Creating a bikeway/sidewalk/greenway network: Kernersville Pedestrian and Bike Plan.
- Making the community more livable: Kernersville Wayfinding Plan, Central Kernersville Study.
What Challenges Face the Community?
- Transitioning from a small town setting to an urban city with increasing limitations for expansion.
- Revitalizing existing developed areas and rehabilitating older neighborhoods to provide affordable housing and attract new investment.
- Enhancing Kernersville’s small town atmosphere through a vibrant downtown and “sense of place”.
- Providing a strong sidewalk network and developing a greenway network.
- Building on Kernersville’s unique identity to attract high quality development.
- Coordinating with the Heart of the Triad regional plan on Land Use and Transportation issues.
- Sustaining a strong commercial and industrial base.
- Maintaining a Transportation Capital Improvement Plan that establishes the expenditure amount of tax dollars for specific road improvement projects.
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