Economic & Commercial Development

NC 73 Transportation & Land Use Corridor Plan

This is perhaps the signature plan for the Huntersville area in terms of setting forth a clear vision for the integration of land use and transportation planning. This plan was a landmark effort, involving three counties, five municipalities, three chambers of commerce, two metropolitan organizations, one rural planning organization and the North Carolina Department of Transportation and covered the entire 32 mile length of NC 73, a strategic NC highway, from Lincolnton in the west to Concord in the east. The plan was the first of its kind in North Carolina and created a vision for how this road should develop in a manner that addressed both land use and transportation issues.

The integration of land use and transportation planning are also reflected in the following long-range plans:

  • Beatties Ford Road Corridor Small Area Plan (Adopted September 2007)
  • Beatties Ford - Mt. Holly Huntersville Road Small Area Plan (Adopted October 2005)
    Economic Development in 2030

In 2030, Huntersville will have a diverse and sustainable economic base built upon:

  1. A commitment to help expand existing business and industry.
  2. A proactive search for opportunities and encouragement of investment by new business and industry.
  3. A spirit of cooperation between business, government, schools and the community.

Commercial Development in 2030

In 2030, commercial development in Huntersville will exemplify the highest possible integration of land use and transportation planning. Commercial development will follow a “mixed-use” center land use pattern that, to the greatest extent possible, meets the demand for a variety of commercial services at identifiable nodes and centers. Commercial development will reflect the highest quality architectural standards, consistent with the surrounding built and natural environment, and be located in areas where adequate public infrastructure exists to support this development. Commercial development will be designed and function in the framework of a multi-modal integrated street network, minimizing traffic impacts and promoting a sustainable land use pattern.