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What is a Comprehensive Plan?
Transcript of What is a Comprehensive Plan?
A guiding, policy document
Process to determine the community's vision of its future
Who and what do we aspire to be?
Why develop a plan?
West Virginia State Code 8A requires its adoption and update every ten years
Identifies opportunities for new development
Directs future investments to the "right" places by providing a land use document
Prioritizes infrastructure updates
Why develop a plan?
Let's us be proactive rather than reactive
Keeps the local government on task
Maximizes efficiency in providing services
Community driven plan
What goes into the plan?
Other areas of focus...
Optional Areas to include:
Natural Resource Use
Timeline of Events
Planning commission request
Review existing plans, review community statistics, and identify trends
Create vision, goals, objectives, and identify key issues and concerns with public feedback and create action plan
Planning Commission reviews plan
Board of Directors approves plan
Plan in Place
The City of Bluefield's Road Map for the Future
Preferred Areas of Development
Renewal and/or Redevelopment
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