Introducing the Neighborhood Planning Process

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Why embark on a neighborhood planning process?

  • Listed as a priority in Columbia Imagined
  • Build consensus about a shared long-range neighborhood vision
  • Provide neighbors with the opportunity to provide guidance for future development and redevelopment of land within or adjacent to residential neighborhoods
  • Provide developers with a clear understanding of neighbors’ desires and expectations
  • Strengthen neighborhood identities, character, and sense of pride by emphasizing and promoting unifying themes that make each neighborhood unique
  • Address basic infrastructure needs to maintain a healthy and functional living environment
  • Community Vital Signs

How will the neighborhood plan be used and implemented?

  • Neighborhood future land use map (FLUM) will be created and used to inform future land use decision-making
  • Neighborhood infrastructure priorities will be weighed against city-wide needs, and coordinated with other area projects to maximize economy and honor the neighborhood’s wishes as possible

What is the methodology used for defining neighborhood planning areas?

  • Based on existing Neighborhood & HOA boundaries, Census Tract boundaries, major roadways, and natural boundaries
  • Priority will be given to areas lacking an existing neighborhood plan
  • History & Existing Conditions