Bella Vista residents invited to participate in planning
BELLA VISTA — The city will host a visioning summit workshop for the Comprehensive Plan 2040 from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 22 at Riordan Hall.
City residents are invited to attend.
The city has contracted with consultants Gould Evans for the project. The team will provide an overview of information it has discovered about the community in the beginning stages of this planning process. Gould Evans representatives will lead participants through smallgroup exercises and discussions about challenges and opportunities facing the city, according to a news release.
The goal of the meeting is to draft a vision statement, goals and targets to guide desired changes in Bella Vista. Additional meetings will be scheduled as the planning process continues, the release stated.
The plan is a document that creates the framework for land development codes, development standards, infrastructure investments and economic development, and that informs decision-making throughout the city.
The plan’s purpose is to serve as a framework for planning documents, as well as a policy guide for citizens, developers, staff and elected officials regarding development, the release stated.