Includes year-long community engagement process
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 31, 2016) — Mayor Greg Fischer today announced plans to update Louisville’s Comprehensive Plan, including a year-long community engagement process.
The plan will guide the growth of the community for the next 20 years and serve as the basis for public and private investment, as well as land use and transportation policies.
The update will build off the success of Cornerstone 2020, the current comprehensive plan, and will be informed by recent planning initiatives, including Vision Louisville, Move Louisville, Healthy Louisville 2020, and Sustain Louisville.
“Louisville is a city with a lot of momentum, and we need to continue building upon our success,” Fischer said. “This Comprehensive Plan will provide direction to make our city more livable, sustainable, connected and equitable for every individual in every neighborhood. To ensure the success of this effort, we need to hear from citizens about how we should grow together as a community.”
Develop Louisville will lead the process, which will be guided by an advisory committee that includes representatives from neighborhood and community organizations, along with development and business interests. A complete list of advisory committee members can be found at louisvilleky.gov.
Advisory committee meetings are open to the public, with the first meeting at 6 tonight at the Edison Center, 701 W. Ormsby Ave.
In a process expected to take up to a year, the advisory committee will solicit community input on the comprehensive plan through work groups open to all citizens. The work groups will be organized around topics including land use, community form, transportation, health, sustainability, equity, housing and economic development. Develop Louisville has also partnered with MySidewalk, an online app that empowers citizens with data analysis tools that allow them to provide input about their neighborhood. The program will also allow staff and citizens to communicate about specific topics and questions.
“The future growth of our community is guided by the comprehensive plan. We will take a deliberate approach with this update and hear as many voices as possible,” said Develop Louisville Director Deborah Bilitski. “Develop Louisville will work diligently throughout this process to engage, to listen and to work with the public to create a plan that is equitable and represents the vision of the community as a whole.”
Develop Louisville encourages all citizens, Metro Council members, suburban cities, community organizations, neighborhood associations, faith groups, business associations and other groups to engage in the process.