The City of Kirkwood has started the process to create a new Comprehensive Plan for the first time since 2003. The planning process is expected to be completed by the Summer of 2016. Please join us at our next open house on September 22 at the Kirkwood Community Center where you can share your vision. Watch for the planning team at various pop-up events this summer. The following is a brief description of the plan and the process that be undertaken to complete it.
What is a Comprehensive Plan?
A Comprehensive Plan is a road map and guide for the community to follow as it considers decisions, both large and small, over the next 20 years. This plan will be Kirkwood’s vision for the future and strategic outline for getting there. The plan is a policy guide that provides a framework for making development and zoning decisions. The planning process includes an assessment of existing resources and issues, projections of future conditions and needs, and consideration of collective goals and objectives. The Comprehensive Plan is NOT a zoning ordinance, subdivision regulation, a budget, a capital improvement program or other regulatory document. it is meant to be the basis for the preparation of these documents.
City of Kirkwood Comprehensive Plan “Vision 2015”
This document and its associated plans was approved by the City of Kirkwood in 2003 to create a vision for the community in order to retain and enhance the desirability and livability of the community. The plan is scheduled to be updated in the near future.