Special to Iredell Free News

The public is invited to attend four open houses and provide input on the draft of the Iredell County 2045 Horizon Plan.

Iredell County staff has been working to update the plan, which serves as the county’s guiding planning document.

The current 2030 Horizon Plan was adopted in 2009. The public provided input before the drafting of the updated plan in the beginning of the year, and the project team is now seeking community input on the draft plan.

The Horizon Plan provides a vision for the County. The draft 2045 Horizon Plan includes chapters titled Prepare for Oncoming Growth, Preserve Farmland and Agriculture, and Coordinate Across the County. It includes goals, policies and actions related to future land use, transportation, economic development, natural resources and other topics.

Feedback from the public about the draft will guide additional changes before adoption. Adoption of the final version of the plan will ultimately be the decision of the Board of County Commissioners.

Open Houses

All events are from 6 to 8 p.m.

♦ August 14: Williamson’s Chapel, 575 Brawley School Road, Mooresville;
♦ August 15: Union Grove Community Building, 1869 W Memorial Highway, Harmony;
♦ August 16: The Iredell County Cooperative Extension, 444 Bristol Drive, Statesville; and
♦ August 17: The Career Academy & Technical School, 350 Old Murdock Road, Troutman, NC 28166


The Open House events come in the middle of the review period. You can leave feedback in person at the open house or on the project website (www.iredellhorizonplan.info) through September 12.