Community Goals are the foundation of the Comprehensive Plan, for they identify the community’s direction for the future and are intended to generate local pride and enthusiasm about the future of the community. The goals lay out a road map for the community’s future, developed through a public engagement process of involving community leaders and stakeholders in making key decisions about the future of the community.
Our 2022 Comp Plan Goals include:
Population Goal: Sustain a rate of growth that will support continued economic growth and an expanding range of community-wide amenities for all income levels and age groups.
Community Facilities and Services Goal: Provide sound community facilities and services that support future growth and development patterns.
Economic Development Goals: Encourage development or expansion of businesses and industries that are suitable for the community. Factors to consider when determining suitability include job skills required; long-term sustainability; linkages to other economic activities in the region; impact on the resources of the area; or prospects for creating job opportunities that meet the needs of a diverse local workforce.
Housing Goal: Promote an adequate range of diverse, safe, affordable, inclusive, and resource efficient housing in the community.
Land Use Goals: Maximize the use of existing infrastructure; Ensure the most desirable and efficient use of land; minimize the costly conversion of undeveloped land along the edge of the community, preserve the residential character; and update land development regulations as needed.
Natural & Cultural Resources Goal: Promote the efficient use of natural resources and identify and protect environmentally sensitive areas of the community.
Transportation Goal: Prioritize safe mobility and address transportation needs for all community residents including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and motorists to ensure an efficient transportation system that coincides with existing needs and future growth that links land use and transportation, supports economic vitality, connects neighborhoods to education, employment and services.
Education Goal: Make educational and training opportunities readily available to enable all community residents to improve their job skills, adapt to technological advances, or pursue life ambitions.
Intergovernmental Coordination Goals Promote intergovernmental partnerships with various adjacent communities.