The Planning Services division develops long-range and special area plans to ensure that Salisbury’s citizens have more access to the things they value and administers a number of important local, state, and federal programs for homes, the environment, infrastructure, and the local economy. We strive to strengthen Salisbury’s quality of life and to ensure that our community’s current and future needs can be supported.
Our team works every day to accomplish these goals by closely tracking and responding to local and regional economic/demographic trends, by staying up-to-date on best practices in urban design and city planning, and by listening to the everyday concerns of citizens and business owners who wish to make Salisbury stronger.
COMMUNITY PLANNING DIRECTOR
Hannah Berg Jacobson
(704) 638-5230 | Hannah.Jacobson@salisburync.gov
The Community Planning director leads the community planning department which includes code enforcement, urban planning and development services.
Recently, Jacobson was a planner, and subsequently promoted to senior planner, in the Durham City-County Planning Department. There, she led the community planning process to update the Durham Comprehensive Plan’s policies and Future Land Use map in the planned light rail transit area; worked collaboratively with city residents and community stakeholders on updating various Land Use, Downtown and Urban Open Space plans; and designed a Land Use study to remove zoning regulatory barriers for businesses in a historic retail district.
Prior to her work with Durham City-County, Jacobson was a transit-oriented development consultant with the Urban Land Institute of Minnesota and as a consultant with the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission.
(704) 638-5324 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Kyle Harris works on long-range and special area planning for the City, helps administer a number of federal, state, and local programs, and partners with citizens and stakeholders on economic development and neighborhood revitalization projects. Kyle holds a bachelor's degree in public policy from UNC-Chapel Hill, with a minor in city and regional planning. At Chapel Hill, Kyle became interested in the nexus between humans and the built environment. He aspires to build better, more equitable places where everyone can achieve his or her potential.
URBAN DESIGN PLANNER
(704) 638-5235 | email@example.com
Alyssa Nelson works on long-range design projects for the City. She is the staff liaison to the Community Appearance Commission, Public Art Committee, and the Dixonville-Lincoln Memorial Project Task Force.
Alyssa received her master's degree in architecture and master's in urban design from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She also holds a bachelor's degree with high honors in both art and education from Franklin Pierce University where her focus was on studio art and painting.
SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST
(704) 638-5240 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Diana Cummings has worked with the City of Salisbury since 2004, serving boards and commissions as secretary in the long-range planning division. She has been involved in many projects, including the CAC Neighborhoods and Education Committee, Blockwork, and Landscape of the Month. Diana is a former business manager for Piedmont Players Theatre and has taught Office Systems Technology courses at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College for ten years as an adjunct instructor.