The City of Montgomery, Alabama has kicked off Envision Montgomery 2040, the City’s first comprehensive planning process in more than 50 years. Since the 1950s, Montgomery has been at the forefront of social change, as a central force in the nation’s Civil Rights Movement. But the City, home to major corporations including Maxwell Air Force Base and Hyundai Motor Manufacturing, is also poised and ready to look to the future.
The planning process began this month with the first meeting of a 46-member Steering Committee. The plan will focus on emerging opportunities while also mitigating negative trends of poverty and population decline. Increasing the Montgomery community’s prosperity will be paramount for this project. The new comprehensive plan is a chance for the community to “connect the dots” of quality of place, infrastructure, mobility, and more, all to enhance the underlying economics for government, businesses, institutions, and individuals.
When completed, Envision Montgomery 2040 will serve as a guide for long-term preservation, revitalization and growth so that the City can achieve the goals and aspirations of its citizens. The process is anticipated to conclude in 2019.