2.0 Previous Plans & Studies


A number of plans completed since 1996 have focused on redevelopment of Huntersville’s historic Downtown and serve as the foundation for recommendations contained in the Huntersville 2030 Community Plan.

DPZ-Vermillion Master Plan (1996)

As part of the master planning process for the Vermillion neighborhood, its designer, Duany Plater-Zyberk (DPZ) and Company extended their study area to encompass the Downtown core.

North Carolina Downtown Development Association (NCDDA)

NCDDA (1997) - The NCDDA study focused on implementing the “Main Street Approach” in the Downtown as defined by the National Main Street Center and Main Street North Carolina programs.

Cole Jenest & Stone Gilead Road Streetscape Plan (1999)

In 1999, Cole Jenest and Stone was hired by the Town to study the Gilead Road corridor and made recommendations for streetscape improvements.

DPZ-Anchor Mill Master Plan (1999)

Following purchase of the Anchor Mill site by the Town, a development team that included DPZ, conducted a design charrette with focus on the Anchor Mill site and its redevelopment as a transit oriented development.

NLC/Hyett Palma (2000)

The National League of Cities (NLC), in conjunction with Hyett Palma performed the “America Downtown: New Thinking, New Life” pilot study program providing recommendations to revitalize Downtown.

Narmour Wright (2004)

Preceding preparation of the “Downtown Master Plan,” the architecture firm of Narmour Wright was commissioned by the Town to complete a space needs analysis of all Town buildings.

Downtown Master Plan (2006)

A master plan was adopted providing detailed recommendations for the physical redevelopment of Downtown including an implementation program (Map DT-1).

Gilead Road/US-21 Transportation & Land Use Vision Small Area Plan (2006)

This plan offered street improvement recommendations for a small western portion of the Downtown area.

East Huntersville Area Development Plan (2007)

This plan includes recommendations for a series of development initiatives and public improvements for land east of Church Street and the north/south rail corridor, adjacent to the Downtown (Map DT-2).

Estimated Development Potential for Transit Corridors & Activity Centers 2008-2035 (2009)

The Noell Consulting Group prepared a market analysis of the development potential within a quarter mile at all the proposed CATS rail transit stations including Downtown Huntersville.

Downtown Master Plan (2006)2006 Long Range Plans for Huntersville Downtown

Map DT-1 (Long-range plans for Downtown Area) is a composite map of the Downtown Master Plan (2006), Gilead Road/US-21 Transportation and Land Use Small Area Plan (2006) and East Huntersville Area Development Plan (2007); illustrating land use and street improvement recommendations for the Downtown.

Map DT-2 - East Huntersville Small Area Plan

North Line Station Area Value
Analysis: 2010 – 2035 (2011)
This analysis was an update of the 2009 study by the Noell Consulting Group of the development potential within half a mile of proposed stations along the North Corridor rail line.

East Huntersville Small Area Plan