PlanCheckNC is a unique grassroots networking of Neighborhood Councils to promote more stakeholder participation in planning and land use issues and make government more responsive to local community needs. It is the purpose of PlanCheckNC to help Neighborhood Councils and their stakeholders to have the knowledge and tools to develop a vision reflective of the values of neighborhood residents and to develop and implement a land use framework that enables all stakeholders to feel that they are a part of the community, supported and valued by the community and safe in the community.
PlanCheckNC works to implement this mission:
- As the Oversight Committee for the Planning Pilot Program between the Planning Department and Neighborhood Councils, PlanCheckNC serves as an additional conduit for communications between the Neighborhood Councils and the Planning Department.
- Through Educational Programming PlanCheckNC acts as a resource clearing house and training arm for developing and implementing educational programs and training modules to provide the tools for stakeholders to implement their community vision, celebrating diversity with mutual respect, to take actions that both improve and enhance each community.
- PlanCheckNC Issues Forums support NCs in developing resource independence and fostering a sense of community by emphasizing cooperation, objective discussion, and synergistic sharing of information and resources.