Hoover adopts first-ever comprehensive plan

FROM STAFF REPORTS

HOOVER –Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato announced on July 9 that the city of Hoover has adopted its first ever Comprehensive Plan.

After a nearly two-year process, the nine-member Planning and Zoning Board unanimously approved the 178-page document at its monthly meeting on Monday, June 8.

“The plan outlines goals and provides guidance for smart, sustainable development and redevelopment city wide,” read a news release from the city. “It also places a high priority on quality of life and management of continued growth.

“City growth and development is a partnership between the citizens, city government and the development community; this plan seeks to protect and enhance the City of Hoover without placing undue regulatory burdens on the private market.

“It is important to remember this is a living document that will be revisited and refined for many years to come.”

Mayor Frank Brocato made the adoption of a comprehensive plan a centerpiece of his administration, and he championed the creation of the first in-house city planner position on the city’s staff.

“As the mayor of Hoover, I promised we would undertake a planning process to guide future development, emphasize redevelopment and grow our city in a smart and responsible way,” Brocato said. “Under the leadership of Chairman Mike Wood, the Hoover Planning Commission has adopted a plan that does all of these things. I am very grateful to the Planning Commission, City Planner Mac Martin, the stakeholders who volunteered as part of this process, and all the members of the public who made their voices heard and contributed to such a great outcome. This is a very exciting plan that will serve us well as we continue ‘Building Community Together.’”

The final version of the plan, as well as many supporting documents, can be found at Futurehoover.com.