Boone Town Council will consider repeal of the Boone 2030 plan in February.

The Watauga Democrat reports that during the recent Council retreat, members discussed rolling back several development regulations including the 2030 Land Use Master Plan, which Council Member Sam Furgiuele said led to projects such as The Standard on Blowing Rock Road.

Council Member Lynne Mason said the 2030 plan also includes thing worth keeping, including economically diverse neighborhoods and a walkable and bikeable community.

Council had previously agreed to merge the 2030 plan with the town’s 2006 Comprehensive Plan and agreed to incorporate favorable language from the 2030 Plan into the Comprehensive Plan rewrite. The vote will come during the February 15th Council meeting, and there will be a public comment period at that meeting, instead of a public hearing on the matter. 

Other changes to be considered include changes to regulations on setbacks, and repeal of the planned development process from 2015. According to the report, only a handful of developers sought project approval via the process. Changes to building height regulations based on lot size would be considered at the March meeting.