Input needed on master plan


The City of Noblesville is hosting the final open house in a series of public workshops as part of the update to the city’s Comprehensive Master Plan. The workshop includes a review of the draft goals and objectives of the upcoming plan update to be reviewed and commented on by the public. The workshop will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in Noblesville East Middle School’s cafeteria, 300 N. 17th St.

The city held public workshops earlier this year and analysis of the feedback from those meetings has been drafted to update the plan.

“It’s a huge gathering of information – current zoning trends and programs,” Langley said. “It’s been vetted by the steering committee and now we are looking for public input on what they like, don’t like and what’s missing. Is something smaller that should be bigger? We want to give the public a chance to comment just like the committee.”

Langley said meeting will be different than the previous open houses. She said stations will be set up with committee members to discuss various focal points of the master plan.

“The public can come and go. It’s not formal,” she said, adding light refreshments and pizza will be served.

Titled “PLANoblesville,” this initiative will outline a vision and strategic framework for future development, redevelopment and community building projects. Langley said a community’s comprehensive plan sets public policy in terms of transportation, utilities, land use, recreation, and housing over short and long-term periods. The previous plan was prepared in 1995 and updated by the city in 2003. Given all of the opportunities and changes that have occurred in Noblesville in the past 10 years, a major update is needed.

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