HELP ELIZABETHTOWN ENVISION & PLAN FOR THE FUTURE AT UPCOMING PUBLIC WORKSHOP PRESS RELEASE AND NEWS ARTICLE

The City of Elizabethtown invites you to attend a Public Visioning Workshop for the Envision Elizabethtown 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

Elizabethtown, KY – The City will be hosting a public visioning workshop on July 18th from 4:00 -6:00 pm at the Pritchard Community Center (404 S. Mulberry St.) that will serve as the first opportunity to provide input for the Envision Elizabethtown 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The goal of this plan is to articulate a vision for the future of Elizabethtown and identify long-range goals and objectives related to various community elements such as land use, transportation, utility infrastructure, economic development, quality of life, housing, parks, and more. The comprehensive plan will be developed in the coming months through ideas and feedback from the community, an existing conditions analysis, and professional direction.

The City has hired consultants Taylor Siefker Williams Design Group, HDR, and EHI Consultants to facilitate the planning process for the plan, which will include several methods for community engagement. These opportunities include a project website, online survey, pop-up public input display, meeting in a box that can be checked out by local groups, focus group meetings, youth engagement, and a second public workshop and online survey to be held later in the process.

The visioning workshop on July 18th will be set-up as an open house, where participants can show up at any point during the allotted time-frame and stay as long as they are able. “We hope to get as many residents, business and property owners, and other interested parties involved as possible. This is a family-friendly workshop, so all ages are welcome. We are looking forward to everyone’s participation,” stated Mayor Jeff Gregory.

“After the plan is completed and officially adopted next year, we will immediately start the ‘hard’ part of comprehensive planning, which is implementation. Our goal is to create a big vision that encourages our leaders and partners to put the plan’s ideas into action,” said Jim Shaw, Director of Planning and Development.

At the conclusion of the first public workshop, the City will launch the first online survey to further capture ideas and feedback from community members who are not able to attend. For more information about Envision Elizabethtown or to find information for upcoming engagement opportunities, please visit http://www.EnvisionEtown.org.

News Article: E’town comprehensive plan steering committee has first meeting – The News-Enterprise

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