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James Rhodes, AICP, Director
Development Services Building
1717 W. 5th Street
Greenville, NC 27834-1696
The Planning Department develops and implements plans and policies related to land development to strengthen the long-term sustainability of Pitt County. Major responsibilities include zoning administration, floodplain management, permitting, land subdivision and manufactured home park regulation enforcement, and soil erosion and sedimentation control administration. Other projects administered by the department include E-911 address assignment, community development activities, transportation and recreation planning, population studies and computerized mapping using Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Pitt County, along with the counties of Greene, Wayne, Lenoir, and Jones, has been awarded a planning grant to develop a Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. Contacts from all five counties and their municipalities collaborated with Holland Consultant Planners to prepare the Neuse River Basin Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan, with Pitt County acting as the lead agency. This plan will allow all participants to remain in compliance with the local hazard mitigation planning standards contained in 44 CFR 201.6 as required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management (NCEM).
Pitt County has been notified by FEMA that the Neuse River Basin Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan has been approved pending formal adoption. Having an approved plan gives the County access to federal disaster assistance. With FEMA’s approval, it is now the responsibility of each participating jurisdiction to adopt the plan. Plan adoption and certification for Pitt County must be completed by July 15, 2015 to meet requirements for funding of the plan development provided by FEMA and the State of North Carolina.
April 3, 2015: Plan approved by FEMA
April 15, 2015: Public Meeting held by Planning Board
May 4, 2015: Public Hearing & Consideration of Plan Adoption By BCC
July 15, 2015: Plan must be adopted by Pitt County and its municipalities
Click Here for more information about the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. Click here for the current 2014 Progress Report For Floodplain Management / Hazard Mitigation Plan. Click here to visit the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Website.
On May 4, 2015, the Pitt County Board of County Commissioners adopted the Alice F. Keene District Park Master Plan. This Plan was established by engaging citizens to determine county-wide needs that could be met by expanding facilities at the Park. The new Park Master Plan reflects the facilities county residents identified as top priorities for the Park. In order to accommodate some of the highest priority items, Commissioners also incorporated approximately 20.05 additional acres into the Park. This includes the former Pitt Community Greenhouse area, along with property to expand the community garden and acreage in the wooded area at the back of the property to develop a natural walking trail with minimal improvements.
The Pitt County Point in Time (PIT) survey, which is an annual updated count of homeless people in Pitt County, was conducted in January. The count began at the Greenville Community Shelter where breakfast was served for the homeless. Afterwards, with the assistance of the Greenville Police Department, teams were sent out to areas (homeless camps) frequented by homeless to conduct the count. The process wrapped up at the Joy Soup Kitchen, where lunch was served for the homeless and interviews were conducted. Statistics were calculated and submitted to HUD.
Planning Department Publications
- 2010 Pitt County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan
- 10-Year Plan To End Chronic Homelessness
- Planning Department Monthly Report
- 2015 Work Program
- 2014 Annual Report
- Hurricane Floyd Flood Recovery Report
If you have further questions regrding information contained within this website or need additional information, please contact our office at (252) 902-3250, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m until 5:00 p.m. Thank you.