It is a shared effort in the planning and goals of drafting a Comprehensive Plan. The Planning Commission’s ultimate goal is to guide community growth and development that protects our valuable resources, enhances the quality of life and promotes harmonization for the City of Walker to be strong; physically, financially and socially.
It is a long-range plan. The plan is general, not overly specific, because it is intended as a guideline (adopted by resolution, not an ordinance) Community plans are NOT blueprint plans. They need to be flexible, “feedback” plans, to accommodate change.
Comprehensive planning is a process that determines community goals and aspirations in terms of community development. The outcome of comprehensive planning is the Comprehensive Plan which dictates public policy in terms of transportation, utilities, land use, recreation, and housing. Comprehensive plans typically encompass large geographical areas, a broad range of topics, and cover a long-term time horizon. The term comprehensive planning is most often used by urban planner in the United States.
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WALKER AREA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: UPDATED 2016