The town of Mint Hill has extended the deadline to take the land use plan survey to July 11.
Town Manager Brian Welch made the decision so that more citizens would have a chance to participate. The former deadline was June 20.
The survey gauges how citizens feel about future development in the town.
The information will then be used to help either tweak or start over the Comprehensive Land Use Plan that was drafted last year.
As of Monday, 600 people have taken the survey according to Town Planning Director Lee Bailey.
The draft of the plan drew stern criticism from some in town who thought there was too much allowance for higher density development, especially in the areas closest to Charlotte’s borders.
Mint Hill Board of Commissioner Lloyd Austin was on the board when the previous plan was enacted in 2000. He said he supported extending the survey date to July to give more people a chance to have their say.
The process has been much more contentious than in 2000 according to Austin.
“It’s been a roller coaster,” Austin said. “I’m not for higher density, but there was a misunderstanding about what the plan was originally about. Overall, I think it was just a communication problem.” Continue reading