Davidson, NC, Comprehensive Plan
Adopted August 2010
Table of Contents
The town’s comprehensive plan addresses goals and recommendations to “Promote Cultural, Socioeconomic, and Age Diversity”. Recommendations include provisions for universal design and aging-in-place responsibilities as part of a town staff position. Information from an Aging in Place Task Force was used to inform plan development; see Aging in Place Task Force Final Report, which includes recommendations for street design, transportation, housing, programs, and facilities.
One of this comprehensive plan's vision statements is to "provide sustainable and healthy choices for transportation, food and energy use." Associated goals address increasing composting as a way to reduce waste (Goal 3), and promoting the production of, access to, and consumption of local foods (Goal 5).
The city’s comprehensive plan provides recommendations to preserve rural landscapes. It identifies scenic viewshed preservation as a natural asset that requires attention, particularly regarding definition and determining priorities. Chapter 3 includes a goal to protect the rural landscape, and provides short-term recommendations and ongoing initiatives to encourage rural viewshed preservations, including using a scenic overlay district, creating design guidelines for the rural planning area, and using cluster and conservation subdivisions to preserve rural areas.
2010 Population: 10,944
2010 Population Density: 1,902.97/square mile