Person County and the City of Roxboro embarked on a joint planning process to develop a Comprehensive Plan guided by a common vision for the future.  Benchmark’s consulting team was selected to lead the collaborative planning process.  Person County and the City of Roxboro are strategically located for business and industry growth, being within an hour’s drive of North Carolina’s two major economic centers, the Research Triangle Park (Durham, Chapel Hill and Raleigh) and the Piedmont Triad (Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point), and a two-hour drive of Richmond, Virginia.

The shared Plan focuses on a growth strategy that will help maintain the rural character and lifestyle of the rural areas by encouraging development in around the City of Roxboro where urban infrastructure and services are readily available to support growth.  

Benchmark is currently working with Person County to develop a Unified Development Ordinance to help implement some of the strategies from the plan.