Public hearing slated for Boonville Land Use Plan

By Kitsey Burns Harrison -

BOONVILLE — Officials with the town of Boonville are working to draft and implement a land-use plan.

“The purpose of a land-use plan is to provide a general pattern for the location, distribution, and character of future land uses in town,” explained Hiram Poplin, an intern from Appalachian State University who is working on the project. “It works as a companion document with the Zoning Ordinance to provide the force of law to regulate land uses and ensure the community has a say in future development.”

The town of Boonville will hold a public hearing on May 25 at 6:30 p.m.

“This is a chance to allow the public to provide input, in person, regarding the Land Use Plan update,” said Poplin. “We will have a few exercises for attendees to perform to gather feedback, as well as a survey and an open podium for those who have comments.”

Area residents may also share feedback on the Land Use Plan by way of an online survey which can be found at

“The town is excited for the development of a Land Use Plan with the help of Appalachian State University,” said Town Administrator Sarah Harris. “We hope to see the public come out to our next Planning Board meeting to give input on the future of Boonville.”

Kitsey Burns Harrison may be reached at 336-679-2341 or on Twitter and Instagram @RippleReporterK.

By Kitsey Burns Harrison