Comprehensive Plan

About the Comp Plan

The City's Comprehensive Plan ("Comp Plan") is a policy document that guides development and investment in the City. All Capital Improvements Program (CIP) projects and new land development projects are evaluated for consistency with the Comprehensive Plan.

The Comprehensive Plan is a long range plan that looks 20-25 years into the future. The Plan includes an overarching vision for the City and guidance for different topics, including land use, economic development, community character, natural resources, parks and recreation, transportation, housing, and historic preservation.

Most of the chapters in the City's Comprehensive Plan date back to 2005. Since that time, the City has been updating the Plan on a chapter-by-chapter basis. The Transportation Chapter was updated in 2014 and the Parks, Open Space, and Recreation Chapter was updated in 2015. An update to the Introduction and Vision Chapter is underway now. For more information, visit the project webpage.

Comprehensive Plan Table of Contents

Comprehensive Plan Cover
Hard Copies
Hard copies are available for review in the Planning Division and at the Mary Riley Styles Public Library (120 Virginia Avenue). Copies of individual chapters or the entire Comprehensive Plan may be printed from this page or at the Mary Riley Styles Library.