The Comprehensive Plan, sometimes referred to as "the Master Plan", is the outcome of a strategic planning process that determines a community's long-range goals and aspirations for community development; It presents a vision for the future.
How It Is Used
The plan is used as a guide while developing and amending Municipal Code in terms of transportation, utilities, land use, recreation and housing. It works to provide a community with continuity across time; balance; protection for public investments; protection for valued resources; promotion for economic development and sets a standard for aesthetics.
How It is Designed & Developed
The Comprehensive Plan is a community project. It is spearheaded by the Planning & Land Use Department, who in conjunction with a contractor, encourages citizens to participate, brainstorm, debate and discuss the community's future.The selected contractor and Planning and Land Use staff work together to collect community data that pertains to existing and future land use, demographics, housing, infrastructure, education, recreation and much more.The data is analyzed, goals are set and strategies are created to make them obtainable.
The 2016-2017 Comprehensive Plan Project The Comprehensive Plan is expected to be updated at least every 10 years. This year the city is revisiting the plan, last adopted in 2003. During an August City Council Meeting, the City Council approved Integrated Planning & Design (Park City, UT) with a contract to assist the city in this effort. With the community's input and support, a new plan will be developed and presented to the City Council for adoption. If you would like more information on this community project and/or would like to be an active participant please contact us here. Comprehensive Plan Website http://www.espanolacomprehensiveplan.org