Comprehensive Plan Update

Upcoming input sessions:




The Project

The Town of Waynesville is updating the 2002 Waynesville: Our Heritage, Our Future 2020 Land Development Plan.   The project presents an opportunity for residents, business owners, and other stakeholders to have a say in the Town's future growth, development, and quality of life.  An effective Land Development Plan and Future Land Use Map will implement a vision for growth and conservation for the community and will reflect Waynesville's unique identity and goals as a community. 

The Plan will analyze community demographics and existing conditions, establish goals, and create strategies relevant to land use, economic development, housing, transportation, utilities, natural resources, recreation, and more. 

Community Information

Project Background                                         Community Profile                                    Demographics

Historic Resources                                           Sustainability                                            Utilities


What is a Land Development Plan and Why do we need one?


The Schedule

Much has happened in the last few months with the analysis of existing conditions and gathering of community input.  The Town and the Project Team are developing goals for the Comprehensive Plan which has an expected completion date of the first quarter of 2019.                          

Updated Project Schedule

The Steering Committee

The following individuals committed to be on the project Steering Committee. We are excited to have diverse representation from the community. Summaries of Steering Committee meetings can be found below.

Steering Committee Members


Agendas, Minutes, and Handouts from Previous Steering Committee Meetings:

Stay Involved

Attend a Workshop- The Town held a visioning workshop at the Recreation Center on June 21, 2018. Later in the process a draft of the plan will be presented in an informal, open house style meeting.  The workshops will be well noticed, open to all with interactive exercises and opportunities for the public to provide input. 

Online - continue to visit this website.  You can also like the project on Facebook.  Here you will find upcoming public meetings, results of the survey, relevant articles of interest and more!

Survey - more than 375 people took a survey available online and on paper.  Survey results will be posted to this site soon!

June 21, 2018 Visioning Workshop Results

Several community members attended the June 21, 2018 visioning workshop. Participants expressed their visions on several topics including land use, multi-modal transportation, aesthetics and new development.  Attendees had the opportunities to sketch ideas for the future in different districts. 

See the informational boards from the workshop and the results for how people voted on issues HERE.

In a "Keep, Toss, Create" exercise, participants placed comments on a large map of Waynesville.  You can view each comment on this interactive map -  Click here for map.



2020 Future Land Use     Study Area Map     Draft Future Land Use Map   Suitability & Infrastructure Map

Current Official Land Development Map, March 31,2019

Current Comprehensive Land Development Plan

Land Development Standards


Email/ Call Us

Elizabeth Teague, Waynesville Development Services Director  828-456-2004

  Jake Petrosky, Project Manager, Stewart, Inc.     919-866-4812

   Chipley Consulting  

    J.M. Teague Engineering and Planning