Comprehensive Plan

Comprehensive Plan Adopted by City Council

At their April 16, 2010 meeting, the City Council unanimously adopted Wilson ~ Growing Together: The 2030 Comprehensive Plan. After an 18-month process involving many public meetings and much input from a cross section of the Wilson community, the City now has a long-range Plan that will provide guidance to ensure that Wilson develops in a way that reflects the visions of the many people who participated in its development. 

The Comprehensive Plan will enhance our quality of life by emphasizing Downtown revitalization and Center City neighborhood preservation and improvement, economic opportunity across the City, a transportation system that serves everyone’s needs, development of parks and recreation facilities for people of all ages, and the protection of our natural resources and environmental quality. This important “road map” for the future will serve as the community’s guide for a wide range of decisions concerning land use, development, design, and public investment priorities. 

We sincerely appreciate all who were involved and invite everyone to view the Adopted Plan.

Plan Cover
Intro and Part 1: Setting the Stage

Part 2: Key Issues
Part 3: Design and Revitalization
Part 4: Plan Implementation and Monitoring
Part 5: Background Information
Back Cover

For a brief synopsis of what is in the Comprehensive Plan please view our Plan Summary.

Adopted Plan Amendments:

In March 2012, City Council adopted four amendments to the 2030 Comprehensive Plan that are not reflected in the links to the plan document above. Links to each are below:

Gateways language amendment

Future Land Use Map Amendment - Highway 301

Future Land Use Map Amendment - Herring Avenue

Future Land Use Map Amendment - Raleigh Road Pky and Ward Ave

 2012 Progress Report

A report was created in 2012 to take a look at where the City is at in the implementation of the implementation items listed in the Comprehensive Plan. A lot has been accomplished! Check out the report for the highlights and a snapshot of how far we've come:

2030 Comprehensive Plan Monitoring Plan Report - 2012


For questions about the Comprehensive Plan, please contact the City of Wilson Planning Department at 399-2211.