Plan Red Rose Timeline

By mgehl
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    Conduct Background Research

    Background research will consist of reviewing existing City, County, and State plans and analyzing the existing conditions in the following areas: population, economic development, natural resources, cultural resources, community facilities, housing, land use, transportation, resiliency, and priority investment. Key observations from this research will serve as the basis for the development of the Draft Plan.
  • Comprehensive Plan Workshop #1

    The first Comprehensive Plan workshop marks the official "kick-off" of the planning process. During this meeting, the timeline, public participation plan, and overall objectives are reviewed by City staff and the planning team.
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    Community Survey

    A community survey will be available to residents, business owners, and visitors of the City of Lancaster in order to identify issues that matter the most and the ideal vision that the community would like to see in the future. The results of this survey will be made public and used to guide the development of the Draft Plan.
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    Development of Draft Plan

    After the background research and community survey are concluded, the information collected is used to form the framework for the Comprehensive Plan Document. A draft of this document will be made available for City Council, Planning Commission, and public review.
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    Public Input Meetings (x3)

    Three public drop-in meetings will be held throughout the City to receive input on key issues and major themes to be included in the plan.
  • Comprehensive Plan Workshop #2

    During the second comprehensive plan workshop, the planning commission will review the community survey results and background research. Key themes, issues, and concepts will be discussed and used to form the vision and goals of the Draft Plan.
  • Comprehensive Plan Workshop #3

    Planning Commission will review the Draft Plan during the third workshop and provide comments to the planning team.
  • Comprehensive Plan Workshop #4

    If needed, a fourth Comprehensive Plan Workshop will be held to review the updates to the Draft plan and provide additional revisions.
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    Public Drop-In Meetings

    A second round of drop-in meetings will be held throughout the City to review the Draft Plan and major recommendations. During each of the three meetings, the public will be able to provide comments, feedback, and ask questions to staff to ensure that the plan reflects the needs of the community.
  • Comprehensive Plan Workshop #5

    During the fifth and final comprehensive plan workshop, public comments will be discussed and the Final Draft Plan will be reviewed by the Planning Commission and City Staff.
  • Planning Board Recommendation for Adoption

    The Comprehensive Plan will be presented at Planning Board for their formal recommendation of adoption.
  • City Council Public Hearing for Adoption

    City Council will hold a public hearing on adoption for the Comprehensive Plan.
  • City Council Adoption of Plan

    Final reading and adoption of the Comprehensive Plan by City Council will conclude the planning process.