2022 Comprehensive Plan

The Town of Woodfin is undergoing an update to its 2021 Comprehensive Plan with the assistance of J.M. Teague Engineering & Planning and Linda Giltz Consulting. This planning initiative will establish a unified vision, goals and priorities to guide future growth and development. It will also provide a basis for decision-making, problem-solving and policy development for the Town over the next 10-20 years. The Woodfin Comprehensive Plan will address community elements such as land use, transportation, public services, infrastructure, parks and recreation, and natural and cultural resources.

A future land use map (FLUM) will also be prepared as part of this project. The FLUM will guide zoning and other land use decisions in a manner that is compatible with the identified vision outlined in the Comprehensive Plan. The FLUM will ultimately act as a policy tool that guides the Planning Board’s and Town Council’s land use decisions.

Community engagement is a cornerstone of a successful comprehensive planning process. Please follow this page or check back frequently for details on community engagement and how to get involved.

Check out a video from Buncombe County that visually explains what a comprehensive plan is and what it contains, the planning process, and importance of community involvement.

Comprehensive Plan Updates

Buncombe County is also in the process of updating their Comprehensive Plan.  Their plan will focus on the next 20-year period and will look at the relationships between land uses, infrastructure, and key community needs. A comprehensive plan is not limited to studying land use components - it can include other areas of focus such as safety, public health, affordability, multi-generational needs, equity, and more. A successful comprehensive plan will guide growth and address community needs and priorities through a series of objectives, strategies, and goals.  It will affect Woodfin and other County residents and that it is important for the County to hear from Woodfin residents and organizations during the public input and engagement process (which is happening now, and will continue throughout the planning process).