Long Range Planning Division

The long range planning division is responsible for creating and maintaining the long range development plans for the Town of Navassa.

Current Long Range Planning Projects and Initiatives

Navassa CAMA Land Use Plan 2011 Update

The Navassa Planning Department has completed the CAMA Future land Use Plan. The plan was adopted by the Navassa Town Council in August 2012. The plan must now recieve cetrification from the Division of Coastal Management. The Town is currently waiting for the Division to certify the plan.

For questions or comments about the CAMA Land Use Plan update contact theTown Planner, at 910-371-2432 or via email at planning@townofnavassa.org.

Draft CAMA Future Land Use Plan
Adopted in August 2012

In 2008, the Town of Navassa drafted an update to the 1999 Future Land Use Plan. Although this plan was not officially adopted, it has served as a starting point for the 2011 update.


Collector Street Plan 2012 Update

The Town of Navassa is currently working with the Wilmington MPO on the Northern Brunswick County Collector Street Plan, which will serve as an update to the Town of Navassa 2004 Collector Street Plan. For more information, please contact the planning department at planning@townofnavassa.org or 910-371-2432.

Natural Resource Conservation Ordinance

The Town of Navassa partnered with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission in the Fall of 2011 to work on an ordinance that would protect many of Navassa's great natural resources. The Planning Board worked with the Commission for over a year and have drafted an ordnance that the Navassa Town Council will consider for adoption. The text of the ordinance can be found below, as well as a small power point presentation about the project.

Key Components of the Ordinance

  • Requires up to 40% conservation of important resource areas (wetlands, floodplain, etc...) in large residential developments
  • Requires permanent protection of the conserved areas

Cape Fear Arch

The Cape Fear region in southeastern North Carolina is considered an exceptionally rich biodiverse area in the United States. This region hosts 50 different habitat types supporting 300 species of plants and animals. 22 of these species are considered “endemic” meaning they are found nowhere else in the world. An assessment of biodiversity was completed by the State and prioritized terrestrial habitats based on the presence and quality of significant natural areas, rare species, important bird areas, high quality wildlife habitat, and wetlands. Aquatic habitats were assessed based on aquatic significant natural heritage areas, native trout waters, anadromous fish spawning areas, high quality benthic communities, high quality waters, outstanding resource waters, oyster sanctuaries, shellfish harvest areas, fish nursery areas, submerged aquatic vegetation, and stream buffers. Anadromous means that fish are born in fresh water nurseries of Navassa’s creeks and rivers, spend most of their life in the sea - Atlantic Ocean and return to the Town’s fresh waters to spawn.

Adopted Plans, Maps, and Studies