the first half of this fiscal year, the Planning Department is focused on
accomplishing two major planning initiatives.
The first of these is the first five-year comprehensive update of CompPlan 2030, which was adopted in
in-depth examination of the plan at its five-year anniversary mark provides a
valuable opportunity to evaluate plan progress to date, acknowledge major
planning accomplishments during the initial five year period such as the Renew Opelika Road Corridor Plan and the
Downtown Master Plan, among many
others, but to also update planning goals to which the City will aspire over
the next five year period.
the City is in the midst of an important neighborhood planning initiative for
Northwest Auburn including the strategic Martin Luther King/Bragg Avenue corridor. This effort is designed to maintain the
integrity of this neighborhood while providing appropriate opportunities for
infill and redevelopment, where appropriate.
planning work for these initiatives is well underway and scheduled for
completion by December 2016/January 2017 with implementation scheduled for
completion by Spring 2017.
the latter half of FY 2017, the Department will redirect its efforts to
developing a streetscape master plan for the Downtown and its surrounding urban
neighborhoods to help realize the long-term vision for these areas espoused by
the Downtown Master Plan. In addition, the Department will continue
implementing CompPlan 2030 by
continuing its series of focus area studies throughout the City that were
identified in the plan document. The
next focus area to be addressed will be the Glenn Avenue/Dean Road intersection
and its immediate environs.