Thursday, February 12, 2009

Full Steam Ahead on Draft Plan

Following an outstanding meeting last night with an excellent turnout, we're shifting our attention to developing the Comprehensive Plan document and final plan maps. The draft plan will be presented at a public hearing in April (tentatively scheduled for April 15 @ 4:15 p.m.), but I encourage you all to keep an eye on the Town's Smart Growth Website, where we'll post updated drafts as they become available.

Back to last night's meeting: thanks to everyone (we had about 50 participants, at my rough estimation) for coming out, providing your comments and suggestions, and generally taking interest and ownership in this process and plan. Your commitment and effort will directly lead to a better, more meaningful, and more useful Town Plan. I encourage you all to remain active and involved in the Plan as we move towards adoption and through implementation of the tasks and policies outlined in it.

A final note: we've changed the settings on the blog so you shouldn't have to register any longer if you want to comment. It should be noted that "anonymous" comments will not be as useful to the plan commission in its decision-making as those from identified Town property owners and residents.

Thanks again everyone. Stay tuned and we'll see you in April!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Final Recommendations Workshop 2/11 @ 4:15 p.m.

After several very productive meetings over the past several years, The Plan Commission will be hosting the final "workshop" on the Comprehensive Smart Growth Plan before the final plan is prepared for a public hearing. This meeting, as part of the commission's regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday February 11th at 4:15, will focus on recommendations for agricultural, natural and cultural resources, housing, implementation, and land use. This session will include a first draft of the Town's future land use map, which, once adopted, would be the guiding land use vision for the Town and the first binding reference the Town would use in considering new development, zoning changes, and more. So, this meeting is an important one and we hope to see plenty of interested faces on the 11th! Keep an eye on the website for up to date documents, maps, documents, and more!

Smart Growth Recommendations Workshop
Wednesday, February 11 – 4:15 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Beloit Town Hall
2871 South Afton Road (County Road D)