Blue Ridge RoadSmall Area Plan
The new I-40 interchange will provide all traffic, particularly truck traffic, with alternative access to the interstate and encourage more commercial and industrial activity in the western portions of Black Mountain and along Blue Ridge Road. As such, the Town is exploring independent land use and transportation opportunities along Blue Ridge Road in order to maximize the potential for this future growth area.
Wetherill Engineering developed a small area plan that is focused on a particular size limited area – inthis case Blue Ridge Road from I-40, east to NC 9. The purpose of the plan is to guide future land-useexpectations and decisionsby providing a collaborative process for citizens to expresstheir views on changes impacting the community. Theoverall plan is informational; however, detailed enough toprovide a blueprint the Town can follow and implement.The plan has clearly defined land use and transportation“drivers” and has developing steps to follow in order toachieve the vision, building on the current regulatory landuse and zoning framework.