The Burlington City Council adopted the Comprehensive Plan on Monday, November 19. The final adopted plan document is available for viewing and download from the Documents page. A 32-page summary version is also posted there, and you can view it online in a magazine-style format here.
On behalf of MSA Professional Services and Confluence, thank you to all participants for contributing to the creation of this plan, especially the members of the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee and City staff planners Eric Tysland and Amber VerKuilen!
-Jason Valerius, Chris Janson, and Ben Sandell
The Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee met for its final meeting on Thursday, September 20 to consider final edits based on public feedback and its own review.
The updated documents will be considered by the Planning and Zoning Commision on October 22. City Council will consider adoption in November following a final public hearing, date to be announced.
The completed draft plan is available for review on the Documents page.
Please plan to attend the public open house to learn more about and provide feedback on the draft plan:
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Burlington Public Library
The Implementation Chapter (Chapter 6) of the Burlington Comprehensive Plan is now available on the Documents page. This chapter describes how the various goals, objectives, strategies, and actions of the plan will be pursued and addressed over time. The chapter also includes a compilation of all the actions identified in the plan, with designation of who should be working to complete them, and approximately when they should occur.
The Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee will discuss this draft Chapter 6 at its next meeting, July 19 at 7:15 AM in City Council Chambers at City Hall. This meeting is open to the public.
The Future Land Use chapter of the Burlington Comprehensive Plan has been updated, now including maps and design ideas addressing the Downtown/Waterfront area and the Roosevelt Avenue Corridor, based on input at the land use workshops in May 30. Also completed are a map of regional transportation and development projects and a City-wide Bike Routes and Trails map. See the Documents page.
Congratulations to Mike Klein, Abby West, and Rod Wittkamp who participated in the Citizen’s Survey and were drawn as winners of the Chamber Bucks prizes! Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey!
The upcoming public open house will offer another opportunity for anyone interested to contribute to the plan. This event will be held on May 30th from 6-8pm at the Burlington Public Library. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend. Participants will be discussing the future land use of Burlington with an emphasis on regional collaboration, Downtown and waterfront development, the Highway 61/Roosevelt Ave Corridor, and residential neighborhood growth.
In preparation for the open house, a draft of Chapter 5: Land Use has been posted on the Documents page. Two corresponding maps, Map 7: Future Land Use and Map 8: Planning Areas, are also posted.
Hope to see you there!
Now available on the Documents page is the second half of Chapter 4: Goals, Objectives and Strategies. This draft includes Agriculture & Natural Resources, Community Character, Hazards, and Collaboration & Partnerships. These draft sections will be reviewed and discussed by the Advisory Committee during a public meeting on Thursday, April 19th at 7:15am, City Council Chambers, City Hall. Attendance is welcome, as are comments posted on the Documents page.
Also posted on the Documents page are updated drafts of Chapter 4-Round 1 and Community Indicators.
Coming Soon… the announcement of the ChamberBucks drawing winners!