Open House & Draft Plan Documents

COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE

TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016  |  4:ooPM – 7:ooPM
TUSCOLA CITY HALL  |  214 N MAIN ST

Stop in when you are able to review and comment on the Draft Comprehensive Plan, there is no set agenda.

TUSCOLA’S PLAN FOR THE FUTURE
The City of Tuscola invites and encourages all residents to attend in reviewing and finalizing the vision for our town. The City partnered with MSA Professional Services and together have created an updated Comprehensive Plan for our City. This plan covers all aspects of our City from transportation and housing to economic development and agricultural resources.

This Plan is the result of community input and direction. Through the Steering Committee meetings, community survey and community events, the public process formed many goals for the City of Tuscola.

DRAFT COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

Cover  Includes acknowledgements and table of contents.

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Chapter 1 | Introduction  This Chapter provides the foundation for the Comprehensive Plan, outlining why and how it was funded and developed. It also provides basic community information and the groundwork on which this plan was built.

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Chapter 2 | Planning Process & Public Participation  This Chapter provides an overview of the public participation process. Summaries of public input for the community event, citizen survey, visual preference survey, steering committee meetings, and stakeholders interview are provided.

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Chapter 3 | Goals, Objectives & Strategies  This Chapter presents a vision for the future of Tuscola and describes goals, objectives, and strategies to achieve that vision. Housing, Public Infrastructure & Utilities, Transportation, Economic Prosperity, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Community Facilities & Services, and Collaboration & Partnerships are all addressed.

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Chapter 4 | Land Use  This Chapter outlines goals, objectives and policies specifically for land use, defines categories of land use, and describes the desired future use for the land in and around Tuscola.

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Chapter 5 | Implementation & Action Plan  This Chapter outlines how the vision of the Plan is implemented in everyday decisions and annual goal-setting and budgeting. It also describes how and when the Plan should be amended. The Chapter provides a plan for implementing the action items described at the end of each land use section in Chapter 3, and includes who is responsible for each action and an approximation for completion.

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Appendix A | Community Indicators Report  This Report is a summary of current conditions and recent trends in Tuscola, based on the best available data. The purpose of these indicators is to enable informed choices about the future of the City. This report is included as an appendix to the comprehensive plan so that it may be easily updated from time to time as new data becomes available.

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Appendix B | Public Participation Report  This Appendix is a compilation of all input collected during the comprehensive planning process. The goals, objectives and strategies of this Comprehensive Plan were create, in part, as a response to the issues identified and ideas collected herein.

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Appendix C | Maps  This Appendix is a compilation of all the maps created for the Comprehensive Plan in a convenient 11×17 printable format.

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Draft Plan Documents

Chapter 1 – Introduction 

This Chapter provides the foundation for the Comprehensive Plan, outlining why and how it was funded and developed. It also provides basic community information and the groundwork on which this plan was built.

13295001_Chapter1_Introduction_Tuscola

Chapter 2- Planning Process & Public Participation 

This Chapter provides an overview of the public participation process. Summaries of public input for the community event, citizen survey, visual preference survey, steering committee meetings, and stakeholders interview are provided.

13295001_Chapter2_PublicParticipation_Tuscola

Appendix A – Community Indicators 

This Report is a summary of current conditions and recent trends in Tuscola, based on the best available data. The purpose of these indicators is to enable informed choices about the future of the City. This report is included as an appendix to the comprehensive plan so that it may be easily updated from time to time as new data becomes available.

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Tuscola Community Survey & Visual Preference Survey

1 Nobody knows the community better than the people who live and work there every day. That is why as the City of Tuscola undergoes the process to update its Comprehensive Plan, they want to hear from you. Please take 10-15 minutes to complete this SURVEY and help shape Tuscola’s future.

The purpose of the Comprehensive Plan is to guide land use decision in the community over the next 10-20 years. This survey is an important opportunity for residents and other stakeholders to contribute their thoughts and opinions on a range of topics related to the growth of the community. We are looking forward to the input of all households in the survey. A few minutes of your time will help impact the future of our community.

2 This SURVEY is a Visual Preference Survey which will be used to gauge the community’s idea on positive and negative (re)development. The survey should only take  5 minutes to complete.

Sparks in the Park!

Stop by the City Table at the 2015 Sparks in the Park celebration on July 4, 2015 in Ervin Park. We will be there to answer questions and solicit feedback for the Comprehensive Plan.

You can find the full schedule for this year’s events here.

We hope to see you there!