Public Input for Spring Lake Land Use Plan

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Spring Lake Land Use Plan Public Meeting Sept. 30

Sep 21, 2021

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Cumberland County Planning and Inspections invites Spring Lake area community members to attend a public open house meeting to create a new Spring Lake area land use plan called Spring Lake Area Visioning the Future. The meeting will be on Sept. 30 at the Spring Lake Recreation Center located at 245 Ruth Street. Attendees may arrive anytime between 6 and 8 p.m.

The land use plan will not change the current zoning or use of property. Participants who attend the public meeting will help planners understand the needs and values of Spring Lake area stakeholders.

For more information about the Spring Lake Land Use Plan visit Residents who cannot attend the meeting in person and want to provide feedback may do so by visiting the website or calling 910-678-7612.

The current Spring Lake Area Land Use Plan was adopted in 2002. Cumberland County Planning staff routinely updates area land use plans, and the Spring Lake Plan Area is the department’s latest project.

“We are excited to engage with stakeholders to create this plan which will guide future zoning decisions and identify potential pathways to community goals,” said Annette Massari, a planner with Cumberland County Planning and Inspections.

The Spring Lake Plan Area is bounded to the west by Fort Bragg, to the south by Fort Bragg, Johnson Farm Road, Elliot Farm Road, and Elliot Bridge Road, to the east by parcel lines between Elliot Bridge Road and Ramsey Street, and to the north by the Harnett County line.

The process of creating a new land use plan begins with public input from as many stakeholders as possible through in-person meetings and online engagement. Planning staff uses public input, area research, and planning knowledge to draft a plan which is then shared with the public for further input. Once a final version of the plan is written, it is presented for adoption at a series of public meetings to the Joint Planning Board, Town Aldermen, and County Commissioners. Once adopted, the Spring Lake Area Visioning the Future plan will replace the existing plan for the Spring Lake area.

The mailing list for the Spring Lake Area Visioning the Future plan is based on property owners listed in Cumberland County tax records. Property owners are encouraged to share information with renters in the community.

For more information about Cumberland County Planning and Inspections and comprehensive planning, go to

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Published by Angie Hedgepeth

Angie Hedgepeth, Government Affairs Director for the Association, attends all the local meetings each month, as well as NAR and NCAR meetings, and keeps members abreast of the multiple issues being addressed in local, state and national government. She prepares reports on the meetings she attends and they are included in the weekly "Government Affairs Update".