The Draft Stokes 2035 Vision Plan: Ready for Public Comment

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Draft Plan Coming in Spring 2015

The Destination by Design planning team continues to work alongside staff and elected officials to finalize policy recommendations and a series of final renderings and schematics. The Stokes 2035 Vision Plan will be made available for public review in April 2015.

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Elected officials receive update on Stokes 2035 Plan

Elected officials receive update on Stokes 2035 Plan

On April 17th elected officials from the county and each municipality received an update on Stokes 2035 planning efforts. The consultant planning team presented results from the Walnut Cove Public Workshop, Danbury and County Public Workshop, Mountains-to-Sea Trail Focus Group, and Local Food Focus Group. Also, development schematics and renderings were presented as the consultant team works to interpret public comments and feedback.

The full report to elected officials can be found here or see a few highlights below…

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Walnut Cove Citizens Share Vision at Design Workshop!

Walnut Cove Citizens Share Vision at Design Workshop!

Approximately 40 citizens of Walnut Cove came out to share their ideas and vision for their community and Stokes County. 

This is the first of three meetings to take place throughout the county in coming months. For information on other events, click here.

 

What did we learn?

1. The community is concerned about dilapidated buildings in downtown. Not only do these structures prevent small business development, but the loss of these building would also mean the loss of history.

2. Almost everyone we talked to discussed the need to enhance downtown Walnut Cove. Citizens want to feel safe while they’re walking. Trees would benefit the town’s appearance. This enhancement would encourage more people to get out of their cars, meaning more businesses will open downtown.

3. Many commented on the need for a public greenway trail to connect various parts of town. This community feature will improve quality of life and attract young families.

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What’s Your Vision?

What’s Your Vision?

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Stokes County Business Extravaganza: Disco Inferno!

Stokes County Business Extravaganza: Disco Inferno!

The Stokes 2035 Vision Plan received much attention at the Stokes County Business Extravaganza on January 17th at Camp Hanes. And what an event it was! Congratulations to the Stokes County Economic Development Commission for hosting such a fun and engaging affair.

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Exploring Walnut Cove

Exploring Walnut Cove

The Destination by Design planning team met on November 20, 2013 with Byron Ellis, Walnut Cove’s Town Manager. This was the planning team’s second visit to Walnut Cove as part of the Stokes 2035 project. Below you’ll see a few pictures we took throughout the day. Also, three themes have begun to emerge:

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