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October 24, 2013

WP residents can give planning input tonight

By CHRISTIN COYNE

WILLOW PARK – Willow Park residents interested in providing input for the city’s future are invited to attend a meeting tonight to help create a comprehensive plan to assist in directing city growth.

The first of two public meetings during the process takes place 7-8:30 p.m. this evening at city hall and is designed to give planners a handle on the community’s expectations and desires.

The public’s participation in the planning process helps inform the city and planners what the community wants to look like several years down the road, Willow Park Director of Development Tommy Stewart said, adding the plan will address how the city wants vacant land zoned and what sort of communities residents want to build or rebuild.

The plan will also cover how land use in the city’s ETJ will be organized, where and when the city may need to put a city hall or fire station in the future, and information to help the city plan for needed thoroughfares.

Those attending the meeting will hear a presentation and can participate in several ways.

Freese and Nichols will poll community members about their preferences and talk about characteristics of communities that people like to try and get a sense of what the city’s residents want for the future of the town.

Residents will also get a chance to participate in a group mapping exercise to tell planners how the community wants to organize land use and building use in the area.

A strategic plan that talks in more general terms about the city’s goals and ambitions has been completed as a part of the process, according to Stewart, who said the comprehensive plan is more specific.

The comprehensive plan is expected to be finished and published in late February.

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