Town of Stallings Illustrative Small Area Plans
Destination by Design worked with the town of Stallings, NC to develop small area plans to better prepare the town for future growth and development. When most people think of Charlotte, NC they don’t think of small town living. After all, this booming Southern city anchors one of the fastest growing areas of the country. With this growth comes challenges, however, such as the traffic and urban sprawl that seem to now define this metro. While Charlotte’s gridlock and sprawling neighborhoods are a growing challenge for the city’s leaders, the stark reality is that the smaller municipalities that dot the Queen City’s perimeter are in many ways feeling the brunt of these community development challenges. Stallings, NC is one such community.
1. How can we assure growth occurs in such a way that maintains a high quality of life and good urban form into the future? 2. Can we foster a development strategy that promotes walkability and culture? 3. Can we develop a transportation network that is well-connected and still allows for a unique sense of place? 4. How do we increase density without undermining the single-family model?