A comprehensive plan is the culmination of a community-driven effort to determine goals and a corresponding plan for the future, serving as a guide for policies, practices, and investments over the next 10 to 20 years. The plan provides a guide for development and land-use patterns, identifies important and potentially transformative projects, and aligns resources to address growth and improve a community’s quality of life. The comprehensive plan is a document by which all future policy and budgetary decisions should be evaluated.

The comprehensive planning process involves an engaging process that brings together people from across the community to discuss their ideas and aspirations for the future. It is meant as an incremental step for residents and City leaders to assess the current state of the City and identify and prioritize what is most important to the community in order to chart a course for the future.