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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). The plan is currently being reviewed by NCEM and FEMA for approval. The plan must be adopted by each county and by each constituent municipality prior to July, 2015 to meet requirements for funding of the plan development provided by FEMA and the State of North Carolina. 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.
Staff members from Pitt County Planning and Pitt County Community Schools and Recreation conducted a second public forum to review the proposed master site plan for Alice F. Keene District Park. Two draft proposals of the plan were presented with slight variations showing several major improvements to the park, including a proposed gymnasium, expanded walking trails and soccer fields, additional parking and restroom facilities, and redevelopment of the former Pitt Community College greenhouse property into a passive recreation area. Attendees overwhelmingly favored the proposal that included a major expansion and redevelopment of the existing soccer fields in the park. The next step in the project is to develop cost estimates and a phase-in plan for implementation of the various improvements followed by presentation of the plan to the Pitt County Board of Commissioners in the spring. Staff welcomes any additional comments or input on the proposed plans and invites all interested citizens to attend any future proceedings. For more information about the proposed plan, please contact Alice Keene, Special Projects Coordinator for Pitt County Community Schools and Recreation at (252) 902-1984.
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
- 2013 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.