Friday, August 17, 2007

DDA Meets with Town Council & Planning Board

The Clayton Downtown Development Association's regular August 13 meeting was a joint meeting with the Town Council and Planning Board. The purpose was to share some innovative planning and zoning concepts discussed during the keynote presentation at January’s NC Main Street Conference in Morganton, NC. Members of the Town Council, Planning Board, Downtown Development Association and staff attended the presentation and felt there are some concepts that might be considered in Clayton. The keynote speaker was Thomas Hylton, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and chairman of the Pottstown (PA) Planning Commission. He is also the author of the book, Save Our Land, Save Our Towns.” The Pottstown Town Council recently adopted an innovative “user-friendly” zoning ordinance which Hylton wrote. Some follow-up discussion is scheduled on the Town Council Agenda for Monday, August 20. The Town Council meeting begins at 7:30 pm.

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