Comprehensive Plan


Updated: 5/30/2018

The Town of Davidson is excited to announce the beginning of its Comprehensive Plan process. At the direction of the Board of Commissioners, who identified the comprehensive plan as a priority in their 2018 Strategic Plan, the town recently released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to identify potential firms interesting in assisting with the plan process. A group of citizens, stakeholders, and staff selected by the board of commissioners in May helped to draft and review the RFP prior to its distribution. The proposals are due at the end of June and this group will work to review the proposals as well as interview and identify potential consultants in July.

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Comprehensive Plan/Process

The Davidson Board of Commissioners identified the comprehensive plan as a priority in their 2018 Strategic Plan. This plan is to be undertaken beginning in the of Fall 2018 with anticipated completion in Winter 2019-2020.

With the support of elected leadership, the process will be guided by a commitment to public engagement and innovation, grounded in
the town’s core values emphasizing its traditional character, village-based identity and sense of community, and commitment to achieving a high quality of life for all residents. A full range of stakeholders encompassing the town’s citizens, advisory boards, staff, and community stakeholders such as Davidson College, local schools, non-profits, businesses, neighborhood representatives, and religious institutions will contribute to this effort.

Town Overview

Davidson is a town of approximately 13,000 residents and home to Davidson College, one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges. The town is located 20 miles north of uptown Charlotte along Interstate 77, bordered on the west by Lake Norman and on the east by rural farms and residential areas. Good schools, historic architecture, a thriving downtown, and the academic setting have resulted in increased development pressures both locally and regionally. The Town of Davidson has made a commitment to addressing development pressures through thoughtful design and the implementation of traditional town planning principles – and has been recognized both statewide and nationally for its planning efforts.