Archdale, North Carolina Print
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Lead Agency: Planning
Archdale developed its action plan by relying heavily on its existing comprehensive plan, which has the clear goal of working with public and private partners to develop a community that is reflective of the needs and desires of its residents. The action plan, like the comprehensive plan, has four major focus areas--Creating a More Livable and Inclusive Community; Building a Strong, Diverse, and Resilient Economy; Managing Growth in a Vibrant and Dynamic City; Fostering a Sense of Place. The plan focuses on building a community that is livable helps to foster inclusivity and equity for residents of all ages, abilities, and socio-economic backgrounds, and ensuring that residents can age-in-place, children can easily access parks, people without cars can access employment, and everyone can engage with all that their community has to offer.
Action Plan Highlights
HousingSupport older adult housing needs by encouraging the development of new housing that is tailored to residents who wish to remain in the community after they age-out of larger single family homes, working with developers to integrate appropriately scaled multi-family and 'age-friendly' housing into the development plans for new neighborhoods, and increasing the supply of safe, attractive and attainable housing in the community.
TransportationIncrease pedestrian and bicycle connectivity between neighborhoods, parks, schools, employment centers, and shopping destinations by better implementing existing plans, and implementing a citywide complete streets improvement program.
Communication and InformationExpand the attainability of high speed broadband internet service for all residents by partnering with telecommunications service providers and deploying free public wireless internet access at parks and other public facilities.