Long Range Planning
The Town of Spencer is expecting growth as North Carolina continues to exceed national averages. In preparation for the effects of growth a new Spencer Development Ordinance was developed and adopted in 2020-21 to replace the previous zoning, subdivision, and flood ordinances with a new format that modernizes standards and specifications for land use, development, and new subdivisions.
The Town of Spencer’s Planning staff works to prepare for future growth with long range planning tools such as the 2025 Comprehensive Land Use Plan and small area plans.
Bike and Pedestrian Plan
In 2014, the Towns of Spencer and East Spencer received a Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Grant from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). The purpose of the Plan is to evaluate, assess, and make recommendations regarding bicycle and pedestrian needs for the Towns of Spencer and East Spencer for 2015 – 2025. This plan establishes clear, logical, and precise guidelines that can be used for the future development and growth of Spencer and East Spencer’s Bicycle and Pedestrian System. Any good investment provides a beneficial return. Bicycle and pedestrian facilities provide a great return on the investment required to implement if properly planned, built, and maintained. Key benefits include connectivity, health, economic and environmental benefits.
Towns of Spencer Comprehensive Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
Plan – Bike & Pedestrian Master Plan.pdf
Plan – Spencer 2025 Land Use Plan.pdf
Town of Spencer Parks and Rec Comprehensive Master Plan
Rowan County Parks 2016 Master Plan