Pittsboro Parks has just begun work on a Parks and Recreation System Master Plan!
What is a System Master Plan?A System Master Plan is a strategic guide that outlines the goals and vision of a community’s parks, recreation and greenway system. It is the broadest public document for parks and recreation planning and typically sets forth a long-range vision and implementation plan after a methodical analysis.
Why does Pittsboro need a System Master Plan?In general, planning represents good stewardship. With the ongoing development of the Town’s Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), new polices and action items are being defined for parks, greenways, open spaces, and natural areas. Updating these ordinances requires a new focused look at how best to meet the needs of a rapidly growing and diversifying population. This plan will provide that focused look via a systematic community-driven planning process.
How long is the planning process?The process should take approximately ten months to complete. The project kicked-oﬀ in January, 2017 and includes five main phases:
- Existing Conditions (Winter, 2017)
- Needs & Priorities Assessment (Spring, 2017)
- Long-Range Vision (Summer, 2017)
- Implementation Plan (Summer, 2017)
- Final Plan Development (Fall, 2017)
Adoption or approval of a final, publicly vetted Parks System Master Plan is targeted for the fall of 2017.