Bryson City Land Use Plan 2045

The Town of Bryson City is updating its Land Use Plan to guide future changes that will affect residents and visitors over the next 25 years. This page will be updated as the plan progresses with draft recommendations, additional public input opportunities, and more. Stay tuned!

Proposed Vision Statement for the 2045 Plan:

The people who know and love Bryson City envision a thriving, walkable, business-friendly town with abundant outdoor recreation opportunities. The vision of Bryson City acknowledges and respects the culture and natural resources while encouraging positive changes that will improve the quality of life for current and future residents and visitors.





Community Input – Opportunities and Challenges Survey

The first round of community input was held August-September 2021 and consisted of an online survey (with a paper option available) and an interactive map. The purpose of the initial phase of input was to hear what the community values most about Bryson City and what opportunities and challenges they see facing Bryson City’s future. We appreciate everyone who participated – the input we received was invaluable and we are excited to share the results below. 
Opportunities & Challenges Survey Summary
Opportunities & Challenges Survey Individual Comments
Opportunities & Challenges Map Comments

Bryson City Land Use Plan Goals – In Progress

Input from the community (above) is being used to develop the overarching goals for the land use plan. Check back soon to review the draft goals. 

Bryson City’s previous Land Use Plan (2008) can be viewed here.