New Core Plan
Pinehurst, North Carolina (2005)
Pinehurst was established in the Sandhills country of North Carolina during the late-nineteenth century, and it was designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Now known for its quaint village center, surrounding Craftsman style cottages, and world-reknown golf courses, the Village is confronting a challenge regarding a 19-acre area directly adjacent to the historic village center. Referred to as the "NewCore" area, it has long been underdeveloped, and the limited existing land uses are utilitarian and functionally obsolete, such as the former power station and the Village's public works storage yard. Desiring to determine the most appropriate future uses, densities and character of this important area, The Walker Collaborative (TWC) was hired by the Village as part of a consultant team to plan the NewCore area. Specifically, TWC was charged with leading the extensive public input process, including the creation and administration of a Vision Survey, the analysis of the survey results, conducting numerous public meetings, and leading a charrette to create the Concept Plan, which served as the basis of the detailed master plan.