City to host Public Meeting for new Comprehensive Plan

What is your vision for the future of Garden City and the Downtown? Share your ideas with us by attending the public meeting for the Garden City Comprehensive Plan and Downtown Plan on Tuesday, March 23d from 6 to 7 p.m. You, your family—including kids, grandparents, friends, and neighbors—are all invited. These are your plans, so we need to hear from as many people as possible on March 23rd and throughout the entire planning effort. See the table below for online and in-person meeting information. In addition, you can comment via our opinion survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/GrowGardenCity.

Public Meeting Options on March 23rd from 6 to 7 p.m. Join the Zoom Meeting Attend in Person
https://zoom.us/s/95351010420
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Meeting ID: 953 5101 0420

During the meeting, you will be able to listen to a short overview of what the planning process for the Comprehensive Plan and Downtown Plan involves. Then, you will be able to participate in a community discussion where we listen to your ideas about what Garden City’s and the Downtown’s future should be and your thoughts on challenges and opportunities for the years ahead. Your feedback will be used to develop alternatives and concepts that you can comment on this spring.

BACKGROUND
It has been several years since Garden City last created plans for the future of Garden City and the Downtown. We are now in the process of creating a new Comprehensive Plan, to plan for the next 20 years, along with a Downtown Plan. We kicked off the planning process during December 2020 and will continue it through the fall of 2021. The plans will capture the vision of the community, and how to make the vision a reality. Key topics include: jobs; housing and affordability; growing as a regional destination; transportation options; Downtown business; and the look and feel of Downtown.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
For planning process updates, visit our project web page: www.garden-city.org/2021CompPlan. The public may also follow the project on Facebook @CityofGardenCityKS, Twitter @CityofGCKS, and Instagram @gardencityks with the #GrowGardenCity and #GardenCity2040 hashtags. In addition, you may contact Melissa Dougherty-O’Hara, Neighborhood and Development Services Planner, at 620-276-1170 or melissa.dougherty@gardencityks.us.