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The City of Monroe is seeking input from our citizens regarding the goals and objectives for the City's Comprehensive Plan. The previous Plan was completed in 1997 and has served well as a guide for our community to follow. However, this Plan should be updated in light of the City's development and growth potential.
The new Comprehensive Plan process has identified community-wide issues and includes policy statements, goals, objectives, guidelines, maps and graphics that will serve as a working framework for the development of future land use policy. This framework will provide clear and predictable guidance to developers, stakeholders, and citizens. It will help maintain collaborative and respectful relationships within the community and our surrounding neighbors, and establish policies and priorities for coordinated development/redevelopment and potential infrastructure expansion. The Comprehensive Plan will protect the quality of life for Monroe's businesses and residents by providing strategies that encourage economic development, quality residential growth, and recreational/park area development. This major update will become the basis for a revised Planning and Zoning Code.
The open house-style meeting will be held at the Monroe High School in front of the main gymnasium, also known as the school's Main Street Area from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on March 26, 2009. Eight (8) stations will be staffed by Steering Committee members and/or City Development Department staff to answer questions. Please feel free to ask questions and offer comments. 5 X 7 cards will also be available at each station for written comments. The eight draft topics that will be discussed include:
1. Plan Boundaries
2. City Visioning Statements & Plan Goals
3. Community Survey results
4. Existing land uses
5. Future Residential land uses
6. Future Commercial & Industrial Uses
7. Future Park and Recreational Uses
8. Future Transportation projects
Further information regarding the Plan can be found at http://www.poggemeyer.com/plan/monroe/. If you are unable to attend the public meeting, feel free to contact the City at firstname.lastname@example.org with further questions.