With your help, Oak Ridge officials want to develop a long-range development plan, or “city blueprint.”
There will be a kickoff meeting for the project on Thursday, January 26, at High Places Community Church in Grove Center.
“The last year has been an exciting period in Oak Ridge,” a press release said. “New commercial buildings are being constructed in the city center, improvements in our parks and trails are on the horizon, and the National Historic Park is beginning to take shape. The Oak Ridge Planning Commission—with input from other boards, commissions, and city leaders—has decided that it is time to begin crafting an updated long-range development plan, or ‘City Blueprint,’ which would provide guidance in future growth and decisions. During the creation of this guiding document, it will be vital to receive input on its focus and content from the people of Oak Ridge.”
Preparations for the City Blueprint will begin with the kickoff meeting, which is scheduled from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 26, at High Places Community Church. The public is invited. Those who attend will be asked to provide information about where they live and their contact information.
“Residents will be asked for feedback on what Oak Ridge is doing right, city services that can be done better, and new innovative ideas that can be implemented,” the press release said. “The Blueprint will become the collective vision for our future together. The information provided will be taken, analyzed, consolidated, and fed directly into documents, which will form the new Oak Ridge City Blueprint.”
The city said it encourages “everyone to attend the kickoff and share opinions, ideas, and dreams for the future of our great community.”
What: Oak Ridge City Blueprint Kickoff Meeting
When: Thursday, January 26, 2017, 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Where: High Places Community Church—Historic Grove Center, 123 Randolph Road, Oak Ridge
For more information, contact the Oak Ridge Community Development office by phone at (865) 425-3531 or visit the planning website at oakridgetn.gov/online/2017masterplan.
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