Commercial Area Master Plan Effort to Begin Next Week

The Village is preparing a master plan for all undeveloped commercially zoned properties on the Island.  The purpose of the master plan is to create a framework to guide future commercial development related to buildings, parking, vehicular and pedestrian circulation, stormwater, and landscaping.  The plan may result in recommendations for enhancing the existing Code of Ordinances. 

A committee has been appointed by the Village Council comprised of volunteers from the community with whom property owners can share interests, opinions, and concerns.  It is anticipated that the master planning process will take approximately four months, during which the public will be invited to sessions with the design team to review the project process. 

The planning consultants will conduct the first meeting to kick off the master plan process it will be held on November 9, 2022, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Public Safety Building in the multipurpose room (273 Edward Teach Extension). It is an open meeting and those interested can attend in person or online (Zoom Information HERE), however, there will not be an opportunity for attendees to provide input or participate in the committee’s discussion.

As the plan develops, the Village will add additional information to its new Commercial Area Master Plan project webpage.  It includes the introduction above, the Commercial Area Master Plan Committee member roster, and a project schedule. The webpage can be found HERE