Cullowhee Small Area Plan

The Cullowhee Community is Preparing a Small Area Plan!

The Project

Jackson County is working with the Cullowhee Community to develop a Small Area Plan for the Cullowhee Community Planning Area and surrounding area. The Jackson County Land Use Plan 2040 adopted in 2017 recommended that Cullowhee prepare a plan that would guide future growth and development. This Small Area Plan, with participation by the community, will reflect the vision and unique identity of the mountain community. The Plan will establish goals and create strategies relevant to land use, economic development, utilities, transportation, natural resources and more.

The Schedule

For the current schedule - CLICK HERE

Project Documents

Stay Involved

  • Planning Council Meetings – The Cullowhee Planning Council is the steering committee for the project and are tasked with assisting the County in development of the Plan. The meetings are open to the public. The Planning Council meets on the first Monday of every month at the Cordelia Camp Building on Western Carolina University’s campus in Conference Room 101A at 6:00 p.m.
  • Upcoming Public Meeting - October 22, 2019 from 6-8pm in the Hospitality Room at the Ramsey Center at Western Carolina University. Please contact Caroline LaFrienier for more information at 828-631-2283 -
  • Online – Stay up to date with the Small Area Plan on this page and on the Jackson County Planning Department’s Facebook page: Here you will find upcoming public meetings, a survey, relevant articles of interest, and more!
  • Email/Call Us – Caroline LaFrienier, Jackson County Planner, 828.631.2283 or Jake Petrosky, Project Manager,  919.866.4812.


  • Cullowhee Community Planning Area Land Development Standards (2015):
  • Jackson County Land Use Plan 2040 (2017)
  • Jackson County Comprehensive Transportation Plan (2017)
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