The quarterly meeting of RLUAC was held on August 20.
Background on RLUAC – The Regional Land Use Advisory Commission (RLUAC) is a non-profit 501(C)3 membership based organization located in the Sandhills of North Carolina consisting of twenty units of local government: eight counties and twelve municipalities. The twenty year old organization was the first regional group established in the country to coordinate land use decisions between the military and the local governments. Today, the primary mission of RLUAC is to balance the following three key objectives through facilitating regional planning and development reviews, communication and coordination: 1)Protect the Civilian Population from negative military impacts; 2)Protect the Long Leaf Pine Ecosystem from destruction;and 3) Protect the Military Training Mission from incompatible development
Roger Vickers (Fort Bragg’s Army Stationing and Installation Plan Manager) gave an update on Fort Bragg’s troop strength and upcoming changes. Vickers passed out Fort Bragg population chart with a population plan. The chart did not show the numbers if the 440th were deactivated. Vickers stated, “Fort Bragg has faired pretty well but has not been talked about is sequestration. Starting in October, Fort Bragg will be drawing down further if we are still under sequestration. You need to contact your representatives.”
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Debra Ensminger (Moore County Planning Director) gave an update on current development plans in Moore County. One of the biggest projects Moore County is working on is the Pine Forest project.
- 1,652-acre Planned Unit Development (PUD)
- development sretches from West End to Pinewild and from NC Highway 211 to NC Highway 73
- Westin Hotel on property – 300 rooms with a conference center
- 590 single-family homes
- 18 hole golf course
- potable water averaging 500 gallons per day
- will estable their own wastewater treatment plant
Other Moore County information:
- Solar farms – 2 currently on the ground with 3 under construction (700 installed in NC)
- single family dwelling permits from 2001-15 = 266
- New waterline – Highway 73 (currently 2 million gallons used per day and eventually 3 million per day)