Thu, Feb 08|
Pike Road Town Hall
Town of Pike Road Comprehensive Plan Kick Off Meeting
Participate in local government in the Town of Pike Road!
Time & Location
Feb 08, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Pike Road Town Hall, 9575 Vaughn Rd, Pike Rd, AL 36064, USA
About the Event
The Town of Pike Road invites the public to join the Planning Department for the Comprehensive Plan Update Meeting! The purpose of the Kick-off Meeting is to initiate the Comprehensive Plan Update planning process and gather initial input from the community. The meeting will begin with a brief presentation in the Council Chambers on what a comprehensive plan is, why it is important, and an explanation of the proposed planning process for the update. Following the presentation, the meeting will move upstairs to the mezzanine where there will be boards with Pike Road’s Planning Principles from the current Comprehensive Plan. Participants will be encouraged to review and reaffirm the community’s Vision and Principles and add notes with suggested changes or additions.
Questions? Call Town Hall at (334) 272‐9883 and ask for the Planning Department!
What a Comprehensive Plan is
Pike Road’s Comprehensive Plan is a long-term planning resource based on the vision for the future of the Town. Town-wide Comprehensive Plans are called “comprehensive” because they address a wide range of community planning topics including, but not limited to, land use, development character, mobility, natural and cultural resource preservation, parks and recreation, infrastructure, and economic development. It represents a general consensus around the goals related to Pike Road’s advancement over the next twenty years. The Plan is intended to serve as a guide for the Town’s leaders focusing on a multitude of areas such as future development, transportation and mobility projects, community facilities, and infrastructure projects. Since a Comprehensive Plan is general and at a higher level, it is also a basis for a deeper look into certain opportunities that community leaders identify as priorities. Pike Road’s current Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2017 and has been incrementally updated over the past five years. While the planning horizon is twenty years out, the Comprehensive Plan should be considered a living document that is revisited approximately every five years. Now is the time for the Town to revisit the Comprehensive Plan.
What a Comprehensive Plan is Not
While the Plan makes recommendations on future land use and development character, transportation and mobility, community facilities, and other topics, it does not change zoning or guarantee that certain ideas or projects will be implemented. The implementation of concepts introduced through the Comprehensive Plan is accomplished through other Town processes and procedures with the plan as a guide.