Officials Invite Residents, Business and Property Owners to Participate
The City of Madison is kicking off its long range comprehensive growth planning process, Madison Growth Plan, with the public on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 6:30pm at the new Craig & Steven Hogan Family Center YMCA. The public is strongly encouraged to attend not only get an overview of the process but to participate in this workshop to provide feedback and opinions on the future of Madison.
The effort is part of Mayor Finley’s platform to better plan for guiding the City toward it short and long-term goals for maintaining and improving quality of life for every resident. “This is an opportunity for the residents and other stakeholders of our City to get involved in directing the vision and future of Madison,” Finley said of the upcoming public workshop.
Information about the plan purpose, schedule, and draft elements is available at www.madisonal.gov/GrowthPlan. Interested parties can also sign up for notifications of future meetings and draft plan elements there as well.
The Madison growth Plan is an effort, undertaken by the City of Madison, to improve the way development and growth is planned and coordinated to achieve the goals of the City.
“Building community consensus during the planning process is as important to us as the resulting plan,” said Director of Community Development and Planning, Amy Bell Furfori.
“The City’s long range plan will be used to incrementally implement the collective vision for Madison that is clarified by this planning process. We expect and encourage residents, businesses and property owners to get involved in this exciting chance to shape our future,” she added.
To make sure that Madison maintains a high level of development quality and to encourage new desired growth, the City has hired a team of planning consultants to lead the ten-month planning process that will result in a clear, consensus-driven vision for the future of Madison. The City hired Atlanta planning consultant, Urban Collage, to facilitate the city-wide planning process.