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Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan is a compilation of many separate plans and elements that together describe the Town’s official vision for Cary in the coming years. The plan addresses issues such as growth, land use, transportation and housing.

Elements of the Plan

Volume 1 - Vision Element

Volume 2 - Land Use Plan - Adopted 1996 (Amended 2003)
Neighborhood / Area Plans (part of Land Use Plan) Vicinity map
>Southwest Area Plan
>Southeast Area Plan
>Northwest Area Plan
>Town Center Area Plan
>Carpenter Community Plan
>Northwest Maynard Activity Center Land Use Plan
>Mixed Use Center data regarding nonresidential square footage and residential units
>Walnut Street Corridor Plan
>Chatham-Cary Joint Land Use Plan

Volume 3 - Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Facilities Master Plan – Adopted December 2003

Volume 4 - Growth Management Plan & Program - Adopted Jan. 2000

Volume 5 - Affordable Housing Plan - Adopted October 2010

Volume 6 - Comprehensive Transportation Plan - Adopted September 2008

Volume 7 -Open Space Plan & Program - Adopted Sept 2001

Volume 8 - Historic Preservation Master Plan - Adopted May 2010