Town Council Public Comment Session
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 6:30pm
100 Town Hall Drive
Request the Extension of the Town's Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ)
2018-130-0 Over the past several decades, the Town of Morrisville has experienced a tremendous amount of growth from 251 residents in 1980 to almost 24,000 in 2015. As Morrisville approaches buildout of its current jurisdictional boundaries, it is important to carefully plan and manage future growth in the few remaining undeveloped areas. Part of this effort involves long-range planning for Morrisville’s future expansion. This includes the study of areas around Morrisville to determine future locations of development and the infrastructure that would serve it.
Two specific areas that are poised to receive future development are located within the Town's Short-Range Urban Service Area (SRUSA) on the western edge of Morrisville. Wake County defines SRUSAs as land in the County's planning jurisdiction that is projected and intended to be urbanized and served by municipal services in the next 10 years; and is not located within a water supply watershed, as designated by the State. Morrisville's SRUSAs were defined by Wake County in their 1997 Wake County Land Use Plan and formally adopted in 1999.
North Carolina law gives cities and towns the authority to regulate development certain distances beyond their boundaries. With county commissioners' approval, municipalities with populations between 10,000 to 25,000 can extend this authority, which is called extra-territorial jurisdiction or ETJ, up to two (2) miles beyond their borders. However, granting of ETJ does not mean automatic annexation and the Town has no intention of initiating any annexations at this time.
In light of this, the Town has an opportunity to retain a greater degree of control over these last few remaining undeveloped areas through an ETJ extension request to Wake County. By doing so, the Town can better ensure that future development will be compatible with surrounding neighborhoods and serviced with adequate infrastructure. The public is invited to comment on this item at the April 10th Town Council meeting.
Planning & Zoning Board Public Comment Session
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 6:30pm
100 Town Hall Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560
DRAFT Comprehensive Transportation Plan Update
After incorporating over 700 changes to the draft Plan based on valuable feedback from the community, the Planning & Zoning Board will be accepting public comments on the Town’s DRAFT Comprehensive Transportation Plan, or CTP, which serves as a roadmap to guide multiple modes of transportation development in Morrisville. You can view the draft Plan and provide comments electronically at www.townofmorrisville.org/transportationplanupdate.