The community is buzzing in Decatur, Alabama about this clutch moment: the kick-off the City’s comprehensive planning process. Over fifteen years since Decatur’s last comprehensive plan was adopted Planning NEXT is now commencing work on a process that will bring together community members to shape a new vision for the future.
It’s a time marked with promise and anticipation. Like any champion team, we have high expectations. The planning process will be visionary, focused on inclusive and productive input from anyone who cares about the future of the Decatur community. It will be character-based, centered on the unique qualities of Decatur that make is special. And it will be catalytic, setting the stage for updating zoning ordinances that promise to help transform the city and promote its vibrancy and prosperity.
Planning NEXT will work with subconsultants Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood, Randall Gross / Development Economics, Kimley Horn, Hoar Program Management and Skipper Consulting, Inc. The planning process is anticipated to take approximately 18 months.