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Our planning team work to ensure the sound growth and development of the City of Wilson. We work closely with residents, businesses and community partners to create a vision for the future of Wilson, lead programs that strengthen neighborhoods, encourage economic development, and enhance quality of life.

The Planning division works closely with Development Services, including Construction Standards, Land Development, Neighborhood Improvement, and Geographic Information Services.

Plans and Studies

Access a wide number of important plans and studies, including “Wilson ~ Growing Together: The 2030 Comprehensive Plan.” This plan provides a road map that serves as the community’s guide for decisions concerning land use, development, design, and public investment priorities. Learn more.



The City of Wilson is dedicated to redeveloping contaminated brownfield sites and returning them to active use. Learn how our brownfields program is creating jobs, increasing tax revenue, and improving our quality of life. Learn more.


Urban Forestry

Wilson is the first city in the U.S. to generate carbon offsets from urban trees. Read more about the city’s innovative partnership with Duke University, and discover opportunities to explore our trees at Wilson Educational Forest or through self-guided walking tours. Learn more.


Local Food Initiative

Find information about local food initiatives, including the Wilson Food Council, the Wilson Farmers & Artisan Market, and the Community Garden Network. Learn more.