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Salisbury's Framework For Growth

Forward 2040 LogoThe City of Salisbury is working with our community to create a new Comprehensive Plan for a stronger and smarter future. Forward 2040 will establish a high-level policy framework to guide planning priorities and decisions over the next 20 years related to land use, future growth, physical development, and capital improvements. Importantly, the plan will flow from the People’s vision of how we should work together, grow wisely, and live out our fundamental values.


Get Involved!

Who decides how a city will grow, what form it will take, and how it will function? You do.

A Comprehensive Plan is a document that guides the City’s growth over a twenty (20) year period. It helps determine how the City can sustain-ably, efficiently, and cost effectively provide services, such as water and sewer, emergency services, public transit, as well as improve quality of life.

The first step is to identify a vision – where the community wants to be at the end of the twenty year horizon – which is why obtaining feedback from our neighbors is so important. This feedback will help us craft a vision that truly represents where the City of Salisbury wants to be in 2040.

There are three ways to provide your feedback:


Find Us Around Town

The City of Salisbury's planning staff will be out and about at local points of interest to get your feedback directly!

Monday, Feb. 10 - 6 to 8 PM
Salisbury CDC Office, 1400 W Bank Street

Wednesday, Feb. 12 - 9 to 11 AM
Fire Station #4, 2325 Statesville Blvd

Wednesday, Feb. 19 - 9 to 11 AM
Park Avenue Community Center, 632 Park Avenue

Monday, Feb. 24 - 6 to 8 PM
La Alcancia Grocery Store, 3023 S Main Street

Wednesday, Feb. 26 - 9 to 11 AM
Salisbury Customer Service Center, 1415 S MLK Jr Ave.

Meeting In A Box

Host a quick meeting with friends, family or neighbors using a special kit - free to pick up at 132 N. Main St.

Interested in hosting your own meeting using Meeting in a Box? The information gathered from your meeting will help City Staff and the Forward 2040 Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee create a plan for Salisbury’s growth that encompasses the entire community. We are grateful for your participation in this process, as well as those who will be attending your meeting!

The box will contain everything you’ll need to run a meeting, including the activity posters, a poster to record ideas and feedback on, dots to pass out, and instructions. A sheet with suggested ground rules for discussion as well as discussion questions will also be provided. If you have any questions prior to hosting your event, feel free to contact staff. We look forward to receiving feedback from your group!

people sitting at a kitchen table having a meeting
5 Phase Process, Phase 1: Visioning, Phase 2: Policy Framework, Phase 3: Draft Plan, Phase 4: Adoption, Phase 5: Implementation

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