The Town Council’s Vision Statement speaks to the Town’s intent to improve the quality of all neighborhoods throughout town by focusing on strategies directly related to housing.  One of the strategies recently initiated is the establishment of a Redevelopment Commission.  North Carolina State Statutes give commissions authority to acquire, prepare, sell and redevelop properties in areas that qualify as Redevelopment Zones.  In May 2014 the Edenton Town Council created the Town of Edenton Redevelopment Commission and designated itself to perform the powers, duties and responsibilities of the Edenton Redevelopment Commission.  The Town spent the next year working on redevelopment plans for two neighborhoods identified for redevelopment zones.  Numerous meetings with residents and property owners were conducted to garner suggestions and ideas from citizens.  Public Hearings were held and on June 22, 2015 the Redevelopment Commission adopted the North Oakum Street Redevelopment Plan and the Moseley Street Redevelopment Plan.  Links to the plans are below and can also be reviewed at Town Hall.  The Town is working the implementation phase of the plan.  Property owners interested in learning more about the plans should contact Anne-Marie Knighton at

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