Responsible & Balanced Growth

Responsible & Balanced GrowthHolly Springs will continue to plan for future infrastructure and support a quality, balanced mix of land uses, while preserving its small town charm, characteristics, and history.

Plan, maintain, and invest in infrastructure.

  • Initiative 1.1: Develop a 5-year Capital Investment Plan that connects infrastructure needs and capital maintenance with available revenue sources.
  • Initiative 1.2: Determine the future location of a new Public Works Complex and invest in associated architectural design services.
  • Initiative 1.3: Design and construct 2018 Transportation Bond projects.

Support land use planning and policies that provide for sustainable and economic growth while balancing small town characteristics.

  • Initiative 2.1: Pursue a residential/non-residential tax base ratio of 70%/30%.
  • Initiative 2.2: Update and align UDO regulations to the new Future Land Use and Community Character Plan.

Promote sustainability initiatives to protect natural resources and preserve community historical and environmental assets.

  • Initiative 3.1: Create a sustainability action plan for town operations and facilities.
  • Initiative 3.2: Pursue local and state tools, resources, legislation and policies that enhance historical preservation efforts.
  • Initiative 3.3: Invest in reclaimed water utilization efforts to enhance conservation of natural resources.
  • Initiative 3.4: Develop a water, sewer and reclaimed asset management plan to ensure system integrity and identify needed maintenance and investments to handle future growth.

Partner with neighbors to promote smart regional infrastructure investments.

  • Initiative 4.1: Support an efficient and connected local and regional multi-modal transportation system through engagement on projects including the I-540 Southeast Extension and Wake Transit Plan.
  • Initiative 4.2: Secure funding partnerships with County, State and Federal agencies to leverage local funds for transportation and parks and recreation infrastructure investments.
  • Initiative 4.3: Invest in a comprehensive watershed management plan to include stormwater programmatic needs and capital investment.
  • Initiative 4.4: Engage with Wake County, and other organizations as necessary, to promote best practices of waste management at the South Wake Landfill.

Leverage Town and regional partners to mitigate resident housing displacement from NCDOT and Town infrastructure projects.

  • Initiative 5.1: Support the Wake County Department of Housing Affordability and Community Revitalization’s efforts to increase housing options on County-owned property north of Ting Park.     
  • Initiative 5.2: Pursue partnerships with non-profit and private organizations to create affordable options.
  • Initiative 5.3: Identify and evaluate opportunities for flexibility and streamlining of permitting and development requirements to increase developer interest.
  • Initiative 5.4: Conduct a Housing Study (with a complimentary Citizens Affordable Housing Committee) to analyze the Town’s housing composition, strengths, challenges, gaps, and potential courses of action.