Located just 12 miles north of Charlotte, North Carolina, the nation’s 17th largest city, the Town of Huntersville has experienced phenomenal growth over the past two decades. From a population of just 3,014 in 1990, to a 2010 Census population figure of 46,773 residents, the Town has seen an increase of 1,452% in just 20 years.
This framework section provides the planning context for the Huntersville 2030 Community Plan, including a discussion of data collection and analysis, and major planning issues that have informed and guided preparation of the Plan.
Population growth in the Town of Huntersville is expected to continue to be strong through 2030. This anticipated growth will be reflected in both the formation of new households, as well as in the number of Huntersville residents who are employed.
The Huntersville 2030 Community Plan includes six Focus Areas (Housing, Environment, Transportation, Economic and Commercial Development, Downtown, Public Facilities) that address areas of critical importance to the Town’s development over the next 20 years.
The future land use pattern for the Town of Huntersville is intended to reinforce the historical pattern in place since 1996. A continuation of this historical land use pattern will ensure that the Town’s future growth occurs in a manner consistent with the Town’s land development philosophy and the Huntersville 2030 Community Plan Vision Statement.