Every 10 years the City is required to update its Comprehensive Land Use Plan. The Comprehensive Land Use Plan (Comp. Plan) guides decisions about development and growth within the city's urban growth boundary (UGA). The consulting team of Oneza and Associates was hired to guide City staff through the effort. The public is also encouraged to participate in this process. View the consultant's Public Participation Plan
The city's consultant, Oneza and Associates, will be presenting the draft of the 10 year Comprehensive Plan Update at a public open house on March 20, 2017. The public is invited to come review and offer feedback on the draft plan anytime between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on March 20th. This open house will be at the city's warehouse and shops main administration building located at 2700 Duportail Street. There will be an announcement of this open house in February utility bills.
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A public meeting to provide results of the Comprehensive Plan survey and an update on the planning process was held on November 2nd. Along with survey results, Oneza and Associates presented an overview of visioning sessions that were held during October with the Planning Commission, Economic Development Committee, City Council and Topic Groups. The consultant will use this information in creating the Comprehensive Plan Update. The draft update is expected to be completed in early 2017. Public comments can still be made through the comments form on this website.
The City's consultant, Oneza and Associates, held topic group discussions on October 5th to solicit feedback on specific elements of the Comprehensive Plan. Topics covered included Economic Development, Transportation, Parks & Recreation, Open Space, and Land Use & Housing. The groups were asked to consider the following 3 main ideas as they relate to the specific topic of discussion;
- Strength and Opportunities
- Potential Actions
Additionally, City Council and Planning Commission members held workshop sessions with the consultant team to consider the same questions related to each element of the Comprehensive Plan. A summary of information gathered during the topic group discussions and workshop sessions will be reviewed at the November Public Meeting.
There are other ways to engage and learn more. Use the links below for access.