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County to update land use plan

Commission hopes to encourage development close to populated zones

As the county moves to update its land use plan, the commission must make certain decisions about the process and its outcome.

Key to these decisions will be the involvement of the public, and also the municipalities – especially, said Community Planning and Zoning Consultant Jayna Watson, if the commission still wants to encourage development towards the county’s population centers.

A refresh of the comprehensive land use plan is a potential first step towards zoning, which the county has been considering as a way to provide more control over growth, which has accelerated over the past few ye...