Onslow County Planning Department is Seeking Your Opinion on Sneads Ferry Community Plan

ONSLOW COUNTY, NC Feb. 11, 2015 – Robert Snead wouldn’t recognize his former home.

Planners have been working nearly a year on a plan to preserve and enhance the unique features of Sneads Ferry through improved design elements, facilities, and services. Hundreds of residents, business owners and community stakeholders helped create the Sneads Ferry Community Plan and you are invited to offer your opinion on the plan located here through Feb. 22.

Sneads Ferry Community Plan

The intent was to develop a community vision tied to land-use recommendations and backed by a strategy that addresses traffic, safety, and access for all travel modes without compromising existing and potential development. Please call Mr. Timothy Richards at 910 989 3089 or email him at Timothy_Richards@ onslowcountync.gov to give him your impressions of the plan. The full report is available at http://plansneadsferry.com/ and is available at the Onslow County Planning and Development Department central permitting desk for review. Comments can also be submitted on the site.

Following the public comment period, planners will make revisions and prepare the plan for submission to the Onslow County Planning Board at its regularly-scheduled March meeting. Ultimately the Onslow County Board of Commissioners will receive the plan.

Sneads Ferry is a rapidly-growing Onslow County community and you have an opportunity to inform decision-makers of your opinion and ideas.

According to the plan, “The Sneads Ferry Community Plan study area accounts for approximately 34 square miles in southern Onslow County. The area’s rich history began in 1728 when Edmund Ennett launched a ferry here as a link in the Post Road between Suffolk, Va. and Charleston, S.C. The area became known as Sneads Ferry after Robert Snead became proprietor of the ferry on the north shore. Since 1939, a bridge has traversed the New River. While the ferry no longer runs, the legacy of a working waterfront lives on through the area’s fishing industry. The traditional fishing village is dealing with the opportunities and challenges brought by a growing population, consistent influx of tourism, and expanding local economy.” Your input can help.