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  • Comprehensive Plan Update meeting scheduled for next week in Blue Springs

  • Residents are invited to participate in a community visioning kick-off event for the city’s Comprehensive Plan Update next week.

     

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  • Residents are invited to participate in a community visioning kick-off event for the city’s Comprehensive Plan Update next week.
    The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. May 14 at the Adams Pointe Conference Center, 1400 N.E. Coronado Dr. Those unable to attend in person are encouraged to participate in the city’s tweet-a-long via the city’s Twitter account (@BlueSpringsGov) by using the hashtag #planupdate.
    The city of Blue Springs is currently in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan and Unified Development Code. Last adopted in 2003, the Comprehensive Plan looks toward the future of the community and is used to identify the vision, principles and values that will guide the growth of Blue Springs. Similarly the city’s Unified Development Code includes zoning and design requirements that need to be updated in conjunction with the Comprehensive Plan.  Through this update process, we plan to enhance the clarity of our codes and simplify the development process in accordance with the vision, principles and values of the Comprehensive Plan.
    The Comprehensive Plan Update will generally address the following elements, among others that are brought up in the plan process - overall community vision, neighborhoods, economic development, transportation, health and environment.
    The city of Blue Springs will be working with a consultant team lead by Gould Evans to facilitate the public process to update the Comprehensive Plan and UDC. The team is working with a steering committee and will host several stakeholder meetings to review elements of the current plan and develop recommendations for the Comprehensive Plan update.
    The update process is expected to take six to nine months and will feature multiple public input opportunities.  As the committee sets the schedule for future meetings those dates and times will be posted on the City of Blue Springs’ website, www.bluespringsgov.com/compplanupdate.  All meetings related to the Blue Springs Comprehensive Plan Update are open to the public and interested citizens are encouraged to attend.
    For more information, visit www.bluespringsgov.com/compplanupdate or call 816-228-0207 or send a note to compplanupdate@bluespringsgov.com.

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