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Planning North Wilkesboro’s Future

February 2, 2018

“What sort of town will North Wilkesboro be in 25 years, and how will we get there?” Those questions are addressed in the town’s recently-amended 25-Year Comprehensive Plan, on which the public can comment during a public hearing at the Feb. 6 North Wilkesboro Board of Commissioners meeting. It begins at 5:30 p.m. in the board’s meeting room at Town Hall. The answer, according to the plan, is difficult to predict, but is shaped by “a transition from a traditional industrial and manufacturing area to one based upon service, management and retirement services.” “I think that our density (population, residential and commercial units) is increasing within our downtown and will continue to increase over the next five to 10 years,” he said. “We are currently seeing four to five downtown buildings being redeveloped with residential units being added upstairs. There is a great potential for patio homes, condos, and apartments within the downtown area and Block 46, which in turn will support the commercial development and vice versa.”

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