Comprehensive Plan Update

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The Town is in the process of updating the KnightdaleNext 2035 Comprehensive Plan. The plan was adopted in 2018, but many things have changed in this short time period and it is time to re-evaluate and update the plan for Knightdale's future growth!

Comprehensive Plans & KnightdaleNext

A comprehensive plan provides guidance on where and how a community will grow and change through the use of maps, goals, policy statements, and implementation strategies. The KnightdaleNext 2035 Comprehensive Plan is the Town of Knightdale's official adopted statement for future growth, development, and conservation. It establishes goals and policies to strategically accommodate future growth and change, while preserving and enhancing the qualities and characteristics that make Knightdale a highly-desirable place to live, work, learn, and play.

The Plan serves as the foundation to set effective public policy and make land use decisions for the future that will provide an ongoing framework for public investment, private development, and infrastructure.

Comprehensive Plan Update: KnightdaleNext V.2

KnightdaleNext V.2 is the updated name for the 2035 Comprehensive Plan. This name shows that this isn't a brand new plan, it's an update to the existing Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 2018. The horizon year remains at 2035. This plan update focuses on conservation and development efforts for an eleven-year planning horizon, 2024 to 2035.

Some reasons for the update include:

  1. to update demographic data and summarize growth trends that influence recommendations in the plan;
  2. to respond to changing market conditions, regional investments, infrastructure limitations, and state laws;
  3. to build upon achievements credited to the previous comprehensive plan;
  4. to connect with other plans, ordinances, or studies completed since the previous plan was adopted in 2018

The updated plan builds upon the information included in the 2018 version, and provides greater focus and clarity related to community character, quality development, and preferred growth areas expected for the planning area. It moves the community closer to “intended outcomes,” “greater predictability,” and “coordinated efforts” for the future.

Engagement Opportunities

Community engagement is a key component in this update process, and your input is vital! There will be several opportunities for Knightdale residents, business owners, and stakeholders to provide thoughts and feedback on the future of Knightdale.

  • Community Ideas Exchange Workshop - As our first public outreach opportunity, we held an in-person interactive workshop on October 19, 2023. Participants were able to provide input on a variety of topics including development types and intensities, transportation, home choices, recreation and outdoor facilities, and public spaces. The online version of this workshop is now closed. Thank you for participating!
  • Draft Recommendations Open House - We had a great turnout for our open house on Tuesday, April 30! Thank you to everyone who came out to review the draft plan and provide feedback

Draft Plan Release

The draft plan is ready for review! Head to the "Project Documents for Download" section to view the document. You may submit comments or questions either by using the Questions form or by sending an email to the contacts listed on this page.

  • For easier viewing in the two-page spread format, you can download a copy to your local machine or device. Please note the full document is large in file size and make take several minutes to download.
  • A physical copy of the document is available for review at the Development Services department in Town Hall weekdays from 8:00am to 5:00 pm. This copy of the document will remain at the department at all times so others may have access to it.

The Town is in the process of updating the KnightdaleNext 2035 Comprehensive Plan. The plan was adopted in 2018, but many things have changed in this short time period and it is time to re-evaluate and update the plan for Knightdale's future growth!

Comprehensive Plans & KnightdaleNext

A comprehensive plan provides guidance on where and how a community will grow and change through the use of maps, goals, policy statements, and implementation strategies. The KnightdaleNext 2035 Comprehensive Plan is the Town of Knightdale's official adopted statement for future growth, development, and conservation. It establishes goals and policies to strategically accommodate future growth and change, while preserving and enhancing the qualities and characteristics that make Knightdale a highly-desirable place to live, work, learn, and play.

The Plan serves as the foundation to set effective public policy and make land use decisions for the future that will provide an ongoing framework for public investment, private development, and infrastructure.

Comprehensive Plan Update: KnightdaleNext V.2

KnightdaleNext V.2 is the updated name for the 2035 Comprehensive Plan. This name shows that this isn't a brand new plan, it's an update to the existing Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 2018. The horizon year remains at 2035. This plan update focuses on conservation and development efforts for an eleven-year planning horizon, 2024 to 2035.

Some reasons for the update include:

  1. to update demographic data and summarize growth trends that influence recommendations in the plan;
  2. to respond to changing market conditions, regional investments, infrastructure limitations, and state laws;
  3. to build upon achievements credited to the previous comprehensive plan;
  4. to connect with other plans, ordinances, or studies completed since the previous plan was adopted in 2018

The updated plan builds upon the information included in the 2018 version, and provides greater focus and clarity related to community character, quality development, and preferred growth areas expected for the planning area. It moves the community closer to “intended outcomes,” “greater predictability,” and “coordinated efforts” for the future.

Engagement Opportunities

Community engagement is a key component in this update process, and your input is vital! There will be several opportunities for Knightdale residents, business owners, and stakeholders to provide thoughts and feedback on the future of Knightdale.

  • Community Ideas Exchange Workshop - As our first public outreach opportunity, we held an in-person interactive workshop on October 19, 2023. Participants were able to provide input on a variety of topics including development types and intensities, transportation, home choices, recreation and outdoor facilities, and public spaces. The online version of this workshop is now closed. Thank you for participating!
  • Draft Recommendations Open House - We had a great turnout for our open house on Tuesday, April 30! Thank you to everyone who came out to review the draft plan and provide feedback

Draft Plan Release

The draft plan is ready for review! Head to the "Project Documents for Download" section to view the document. You may submit comments or questions either by using the Questions form or by sending an email to the contacts listed on this page.

  • For easier viewing in the two-page spread format, you can download a copy to your local machine or device. Please note the full document is large in file size and make take several minutes to download.
  • A physical copy of the document is available for review at the Development Services department in Town Hall weekdays from 8:00am to 5:00 pm. This copy of the document will remain at the department at all times so others may have access to it.

Please submit your draft plan comments or project questions here.

Please use this forum to provide comment on the draft KnightdaleNext v.2 plan.

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    Devmaughn asked 12 days ago

    EDIT: We have updated the document link so there should no longer be any user permission or access issues!

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  • Share Hello...we came to the open house and are a little confused. We live on the 52 acre parcel right next to the recently approved Haven at Griffiths Meadow 180 lot subdivision on 60 acres. But it appears our property is part an area not expected to allow development for quite some time? Is this a change since the approval of the Haven neighborhood next door to us? Our understanding is that we will have access to water and sewer once that neighborhood is in, so we would think we would be allowed to develop something similar to that? on Facebook Share Hello...we came to the open house and are a little confused. We live on the 52 acre parcel right next to the recently approved Haven at Griffiths Meadow 180 lot subdivision on 60 acres. But it appears our property is part an area not expected to allow development for quite some time? Is this a change since the approval of the Haven neighborhood next door to us? Our understanding is that we will have access to water and sewer once that neighborhood is in, so we would think we would be allowed to develop something similar to that? on Twitter Share Hello...we came to the open house and are a little confused. We live on the 52 acre parcel right next to the recently approved Haven at Griffiths Meadow 180 lot subdivision on 60 acres. But it appears our property is part an area not expected to allow development for quite some time? Is this a change since the approval of the Haven neighborhood next door to us? Our understanding is that we will have access to water and sewer once that neighborhood is in, so we would think we would be allowed to develop something similar to that? on Linkedin Email Hello...we came to the open house and are a little confused. We live on the 52 acre parcel right next to the recently approved Haven at Griffiths Meadow 180 lot subdivision on 60 acres. But it appears our property is part an area not expected to allow development for quite some time? Is this a change since the approval of the Haven neighborhood next door to us? Our understanding is that we will have access to water and sewer once that neighborhood is in, so we would think we would be allowed to develop something similar to that? link

    Hello...we came to the open house and are a little confused. We live on the 52 acre parcel right next to the recently approved Haven at Griffiths Meadow 180 lot subdivision on 60 acres. But it appears our property is part an area not expected to allow development for quite some time? Is this a change since the approval of the Haven neighborhood next door to us? Our understanding is that we will have access to water and sewer once that neighborhood is in, so we would think we would be allowed to develop something similar to that?

    Mel asked 24 days ago

    Thank you for attending the open house and for your interest in the KnightdaleNext 2035 Comprehensive Plan v.2 update. You are correct, there has been a change since the last Comprehensive Plan. Part of the updated plan includes an Intentional Growth Areas map that encourages development in areas where infrastructure exists today. Your property has been proposed as “Growth Reserve” on the Intentional Growth Areas map. These areas are reserved for future growth. The plan states “Areas designated as growth reserve on the map are not strictly prohibited from development in the future, but properties proposed for development should be evaluated utilizing the playbook approach in the comprehensive plan. Town officials should resist using the playbook approach unless significant infrastructure and service commitments are made by the private developer.” Based on this, once utilities are brought to this area by the Haven at Griffith Meadows development, your property may be eligible for utilizing the playbook approach. It will, however, be up to the Town Council to ultimately decide if a rezoning is granted based on the merits of the development proposal and the playbook approach in the Comprehensive Plan.

  • Share Is there more information going to be shared regarding the open house on 4/30/24? I am interested in the updates that are being proposed. on Facebook Share Is there more information going to be shared regarding the open house on 4/30/24? I am interested in the updates that are being proposed. on Twitter Share Is there more information going to be shared regarding the open house on 4/30/24? I am interested in the updates that are being proposed. on Linkedin Email Is there more information going to be shared regarding the open house on 4/30/24? I am interested in the updates that are being proposed. link

    Is there more information going to be shared regarding the open house on 4/30/24? I am interested in the updates that are being proposed.

    OD24 asked 22 days ago

    Yes, additional information including the full draft plan will be shared in the coming weeks. 

  • Share What are your plans for the Village of Shotwell? on Facebook Share What are your plans for the Village of Shotwell? on Twitter Share What are your plans for the Village of Shotwell? on Linkedin Email What are your plans for the Village of Shotwell? link

    What are your plans for the Village of Shotwell?

    Patricia Ann McCullers asked about 1 month ago

    Thank you for your question. The southern edge of the Knightdale Comprehensive Plan's study boundary is the Smithfield Rd. & Poole Rd. intersection. Areas south of Poole Road generally fall under Wake County's jurisdiction. Their recently adopted Lower Neuse Area Plan includes land-use goals and plans for the Shotwell area. 

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