The town of Walkertown was incorporated in 1984 with a population of 1,366. The town has grown to a population of 4900, but it retains a small town character. There is a predominance of low-density, single-family residential use, agricultural parcels and undeveloped land within the town limits. The surrounding area is still rural in character. Considerable growth has occurred lately around the intersection of US 158 and NC 66 which includes commercial and multifamily developments. In 2005, the community participated in the development of the Walkertown Area Plan to guide future development and growth in the area.
What principles of the 2001 Legacy Plan have been incorporated?
- Protecting historic resources: Rehabilitation of the Thomas A. Crews House and formation of the Walkertown Area Historical Society.
- Concentrating development at the proposed Activity Centers: Extensive new development at the Community Activity Center at US 158 and NC 66.
- Preserving the special character of small towns: Adopting Sidewalk, Tree and Sign Ordinances.
- Creating a more compact form of development around Village Centers: Construction of a new High School near the Town Center, continued use of library as a community center.
- Maintaining a Village Center with increasing growth and development going to US 158.
- Planning for quality and comprehensive development around Northern Beltway interchanges.
- Developing the proposed commercial areas in a compact pedestrian-friendly form.
- Revitalizing the historic Town Center.
- Preservation of rural character in the area north of Walkertown.
- Development of a greenway system.