District Council Infrastructure Grant Cohort Meeting
Learn about challenges and opportunities discussed during the March District Council Infrastructure Grant Cohort meeting.
The ULI Advisory Panel was asked to provide strategic advice regarding sustainable economic expansion and preservation of the quality of life and character of place sought by businesses, full- and part-time residents, and visitors.
Date: February 20-25, 2022
Location: Cashiers, North Carolina
Sponsor: Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce and Jackson County
Panel Chair: Ed McMahon, Senior Fellow Emeritus, the Urban Land Institute
Cashiers is an unincorporated resort community in the highlands plateau of North Carolina located approximately 45 airline miles southwest of Ashville. In recent years, real estate in the Cashiers has been subject to unparalleled development interest and sales transactions. Significant growth in residential, commercial and institutional sectors is expected in the coming years. Anticipating growth, in 2019 the Jackson County Board of Commissioners adopted the Cashiers Small Area Plan sponsored by the Cashiers Area Community Planning Council, financed by the County, and created with widespread community input. The report provides a general framework for residential and commercial activity within the Cashiers area village footprint.
The community was interested in further advice to help implement the elements of the small area plan. The ULI Advisory Panel was asked to provide strategic advice regarding sustainable economic expansion and preservation of the quality of life and character of place sought by businesses, full- and part-time residents, and visitors.
The panel provided strategic recommendations on how Cashiers can:
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