Poised for growth, the City of North Plains is updating its comprehensive plan for a clear path forward. The three-year process has included robust community input, the creation of a 20-year vision, and reviewing and updating all elements of the existing plan.
3J is assisting the City of North Plains with a three-year process to update the City’s comprehensive plan. The first year was a robust community process to create a 20-year vision for North Plains. Tasks included facilitating a Vision Steering Committee, administering two community surveys, conducting community-based “community conversations” with a range of community groups and supported the City to collect surveys and present information at community events. The final vision included focus areas that led directly into the City’s comprehensive plan update and to acquiring three state grants to update the data for specific comprehensive plan elements.
In the second and third years, as the City initiated work to update housing and economic analyses, 3J facilitated meetings of the Comprehensive Plan Work Group, reviewing and updating all elements of the comprehensive plan. Each element has been reviewed and approved by the planning commission and city council. The City anticipates adopting the complete comprehensive plan document in late 2018.
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