Umstead and Town Center Small Area Plan
Imagine Butner 2040 Plan
Town Building and Design: What Works Elsewhere...Trends in Design and Demographics Knowing what works elsewhere, in other towns of similar size and circumstances as Butner is a great learning tool. There are terms you will hear and read about in this process. Learn about Mixed-Use and Traditional Neighborhood Development, the role of Transportation on all aspects of our health, safety, and welfare including how it impact our ability to "age in place".
NC 56 Corridor Study
Butner Pedestrian Plan
2020 Butner Comprehensive Plan (adopted 2011)
Other Jurisdictional Plans Impacting Butner's Long-Range Planning
“If you don’t know where you are going, you could wind up someplace else.”
Butner 2040: Why Having a Vision Matters
Peering into the future is a favorite exercise for planners and designers. From the Chicago 1893 Columbian Exhibition to New York City’s two Worlds Fairs (1939 and 1965) and beyond, the future was optimistic and filled with cool technology and architecture. What do we think the future will look like 20 years or so from now? And what will Butner be like in 2040? The quality of our Town's future depends on the choices we make today. The foundation of the Imagine Butner 2040 Comprehensive Plan is the Mapping and Suitability Analysis which is a GIS-based build-out model that estimates potential future growth in the Butner.
We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
A land full of places that are not worth caring about may soon be a nation and a way of life that is not worth defending.
James Howard Kunstler
2040 Comprehensive Plan Pages
Planning and Zoning Department Pages