Northeast Gateway Master Plan

The northeast corridor of Holly Springs is about to change in a big way with the addition of NC 540!  

The Town of Holly Springs developed the Northeast Gateway Master Plan to guide land use, development and community investment around the future interchange of Holly Springs Road and NC 540. This plan outlines a detailed vision for the NE Gateway based on community input and in conjunction with the Town's Comprehensive Plan

Adopted Final Plan (December 2022)

Project Area

The Northeast Gateway is the northeastern entrance or “gateway” to Holly Springs, generally located north and east of the intersection of Sunset Lake Road and Holly Springs Road.  

NE Gateway Area Map

Key Opportunity Sites

Key opportunity sites include parcels within the Northeast Gateway area that will likely redevelop or develop before other sites within the project area. Click here to view more information about this area, detailed maps, infrastructure and more in the Existing Conditions document.

Key Opportunity Sites


A completed plan is anticipated to be adopted in Fall 2022.

  • Project Kick-off (Fall 2021)
  • Public Engagement 
    • Stakeholder Interviews (October 19, 2021)
    • Master Plan Advisory Committee Meeting #1 (October 19, 2021)
    • Master Plan Advisory Committee Meeting #2 (January 11, 2022)
    • Community Visioning Workshop #1 (January 12, 2022)
    • Community Survey (January 2022)
    • Master Plan Advisory Committee Meeting #3 (April 27, 2022)
    • Draft Master Plan Open House with NCDOT/Turnpike Authority (April 27, 2022)
    • Town Council Workshop (June 14, 2022)
    • Master Plan Advisory Committee Meeting #4 (September 21, 2022)
    • Master plan Advisory Committee Meeting #5 (November 7, 2022)
    • Town Council Workshop (November 8, 2022)
    • Planning Board Review and Recommendation (November 22, 2022)
    • Plan Adopted - December 20, 2022
  • Resources developed
    • Existing Conditions Report: Information about this area, maps & more (December 2021)
    • Development Typologies: Details on where different types of development could be located in this area in accordance with the town's recently adopted
    • Land Use & Character Plan (December 2021)
    • Preliminary Land Use Plan (Spring 2022)
      • Fiscal Impact Analysis 
      • Utility Planning
    • Draft Master Plan (April 2022)
    • Final Draft Master Plan (November 2022)
    • Final Master Plan for Public Hearing (December 2022)