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Public input sought on city comprehensive planning

The City of Garden City is holding public meetings on May 23 and June 3 to allow residents to share opinions prioritize a draft Comprehensive Plan and Downtown Recommendations.

Garden City is home to people from all over the world and we can grow our community together. For over a year, our diverse community has been helping create the new Comprehensive Plan and Downtown Plan.

During the process, community members have said more housing, safety improvements for walking and bicycling, a continued emphasis on entertainment, recreational amenities along the Arkansas River, and much more are important.

They also said Downtown should be a vibrant, culturally diverse, and multi-generational hub.

The meetings are set for 6 p.m. May 23 in the second floor meeting room at the City Administrative Center, 301 N. Eighth St.; and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 3 during Food Truck Friday at Stevens Park.

The City would like to hear from as many people as possible during the meetings.

City officials and the consultant team will make remarks at both events. Presentations and exhibits will highlight how Garden City has changed over the years and what could be part of our future.

Gathered feedback will help identify priority recommendations for the Garden City Comprehensive Plan and Downtown Plan.

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.

The planning process started in December 2020 and will continue it through this summer. 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 planning process updates, visit our project web page: www.garden[1]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 Trent Maxwell, Neighborhood and Development Services Director, at 620-276-1170 or trent.maxwell@gardencityks.us.