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Nov 01

Question 5: What is a “Growth Management System”?

Posted on November 1, 2017 at 9:53 AM by Waxhaw Communications

QUESTION 5: What is a “growth management system”?   

ANSWER: Managing growth is really a jigsaw puzzle of techniques – strategies, policies, ordinances, funding and tools - to ensure that as the population grows there are services and infrastructure available to meet resident demands. By early 2015, the question was no longer, “will Waxhaw grow?”, but rather about how it would grow. And in beginning to answer that question, there was no clear picture of the jigsaw puzzle. Our standards, policies, and practices had to be clear, current and keep pace with both our Master Plans and our legislature. The only pieces of the puzzle Waxhaw had in place that were current were the items in yellow below.

Everything else either needed to be modernized or built from scratch. Today, we treat the puzzle as a continual work in progress, something our staff and leadership are committed to daily.