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Posted on: April 4, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Public Workshop Planned to Discuss Future of Southwest Bypass Area


Southwest Pitt County is one of the fastest growing areas in the region, and the addition of the Southwest Bypass will only accelerate that growth. The bypass, which is currently under construction, will present many development opportunities and has the potential to bring significant change to the area. Pitt County, in collaboration with the Greenville Urban Area MPO, the City of Greenville, the Towns of Ayden and Winterville, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), is creating a Land Use Plan for the bypass corridor. Residents and business and property owners will be given the opportunity to help craft that plan, and guide the growth and development of the area around the Southwest Bypass for years to come. 

The first Public Workshop for the project will be held on Monday April 9, 2018 from 4:00pm-7:00pm, in the Goess Student Center at Pitt Community College, located at 169 Bulldog Run in Winterville. This workshop is open and free to the public. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about the study area, provide input on their vision for future growth, and talk with the steering committee and consultant team.

The intent of the Land Use Plan is to ensure that future development is managed appropriately and is compatible with the long-term plans for growth and development of the County and municipalities along the corridor. It seeks to address issues such as the types of development that are encouraged, important transportation improvements needed, and the preservation of existing rural and community aspects.

Additionally, an online survey is available for the community to provide input. Those interested can take the survey at The purpose of the survey is to gain insight into the type of development residents and other stakeholders would like to see within the study area, and to help determine the priority of infrastructure improvements, recreational projects and economic development initiatives.

For more information on the Southwest Bypass Land Use Plan or the Public Workshop, visit, or contact Eric Gooby, AICP, Senior Planner with Pitt County Planning and Development at 252-902-3250 or

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