The City of Noblesville is hosting the first of a series of public workshops as part of the update to the city’s Comprehensive Master Plan. The workshop, Where Are We Now?, will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Noblesville East Middle School cafeteria, 300 N. 17th St.
Titled PLANoblesville, this initiative will outline a vision and strategic framework for future development, redevelopment and community building projects. A community’s comprehensive plan sets public policy on transportation, utilities, land use, recreation and housing during short and long-term periods. The previous plan was prepared in 1995 and updated by the city in 2003. Given all the opportunities and changes that have occurred in Noblesville in the past 10 years, a major update is needed.
To assist with PLANoblesville, the city is inviting all interested citizens and business owners to attend the public workshop and take part in decisions that will shape the future of Noblesville. Participants will identify challenges, opportunities, and priorities to address within the plan. Attendees will participate in small group exercises and their ideas will be shared with the larger group. Results from this workshop will then serve as a continuing guide for the city’s planning department in the development of PLANoblesville, the 2013 Comprehensive Plan Update.
The workshop, facilitated by consultants from RW Armstrong, will include an engaging and open dialogue with fellow citizens and participating city officials. The second workshop, Where Are We Going?, will be on April 29, and will help develop the vision, goals and objectives of the plan as well as brainstorm major plan elements (i.e. recreation, economic development, infrastructure, etc.). For more information, visit www.planoblesville.org or call 776-6325.