Small Area Plans

As a result of the Town of Harrisburg's 2015 Market Analysis and Economic Development Implementation Plan, Harrisburg Town Council has identified three key development areas within town limits. Small area plans will be created for each of these areas to guide attractive and sustainable economic development. Emphasis will be placed on maximizing existing assets and infrastructure, including transportation, recreation and utilities; increasing the town's economic health and commercial tax base; and supporting Harrisburg's hometown values: family, community and quality of life.

Small area plans will identify land uses and conceptualize best practice development scenarios for community consensus. In priority order, small area plans encompass the following areas: Morehead West (bordered by Highway 49, Morehead Road, Highway 29 and the Cabarrus County line at Harrisburg's western gateway); Harrisburg Town Center; and Rocky River Road at Interstate 485. 

Morehead West Community Input Survey 

Thank you to those who participated in the two community meetings and online survey as part of the planning process designed to shape future development at this important western gateway to the community. Public input will be incorporated into the final Morehead West Small Area Plan to guide decisions about investments and infrastructure to benefit the entire community.

View the presentation from the first community meeting.

View a map of the small area plan zones.

View the Morehead West map.

View the final adopted Morehead West Small Area Plan or check out the Morehead West Small Area Plan Flipbook

Contact Planning Director Josh Watkins at or 704-455-0709 if you have questions.