Residents invited to give input at Plan Pelham open house

PELHAM – A Plan Pelham open house will be held at the Pelham Civic Complex on Tuesday, April 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m.

With the Community Visioning Survey complete, the next step is for the public to provide input and give feedback to help craft the goals and vision for the future, which is the purpose of the upcoming open house.

The city’s last comprehensive plan was adopted in 2003 and it is now in the process of updating that plan. The city has partnered with the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham (RPCGB) to complete this process and it is being funded through the Building Communities Program, which is administered through the RPCGB. The city is responsible for 20 percent of the cost.

A comprehensive plan is used as a guide to decision-making about the natural and built environment. The plan is used for guiding decisions and developing specific actions and strategies regarding land use, development, growth management, capital improvements, community services, parks/trails/open space and transportation.

It is based on the residents’ vision of how they want their city to grow in the future and is a long-term vision, typically covering 15 to 25 years, that may extend beyond the lifetime of those participating in drafting the plan.

The Community Vision Survey garnered 681 responses between Oct. 2, 2018 and Dec. 14, 2018. The results of that survey are posted online at PlanPelham.com.

To learn more, browse through the website and visit regularly for updates regarding public meetings and new surveys.