1.0 Introduction

Background

As previously noted in the Introduction and Framework section, over the past two decades, the Town of Huntersville has experienced rapid growth and development, going from a population of 3,014 in 1990 to a 2010 U.S. Census population of 46,773. Over this same period of time, the number of housing units in Huntersville has increased from 1,330 to 18,477. The tremendous increase in housing units since 1990 has had a number of implications, including increases in traffic congestion, school-age population and the associated demand for commercial, municipal and institutional services.