Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Nine Birmingham Public Library Locations Chosen as Public Review Sites for Birmingham Comprehensive Plan

In the summer of 2011, the City of Birmingham launched its comprehensive planning process to create the Birmingham Comprehensive Plan, a 20-year policy and strategic framework to guide future administrative, legislative, and financial decisions affecting the city of Birmingham's quality of life, environment, and economic prosperity. Over the last 20 months, the City staff and consulting team have engaged the public through a series of community meetings, open houses, public forums, small group gatherings, and individual and corporate interviews as well as other public engagement methods to seek ideas and determine the issues and concerns facing those who live, work, and own businesses in Birmingham.

Now that the Birmingham Comprehensive Plan is complete in draft form, the general public is being invited to view it and comment on it. Hard copies of the plan will be available for review at nine Birmingham Public Libraries: Avondale, Central, East Ensley, East Lake, Eastwood, Five Points West, North Birmingham, Springville Road, and West End. Comment sheets will be provided at each location. Comments may also be submitted on the Birmingham Comprehensive Plan website, and in the city planning offices, located on the 5th floor of City Hall.

The Birmingham Planning Commission will also be seeking public comments on the Plan during a public hearing to consider adoption of the Plan to be held on Thursday, April 4, 2013, at 6:00 p.m.,in the City Council Chambers on the 3rd floor of City Hall. Once adopted by the Planning Commission, the Plan will be forwarded to the City Council for their consideration and endorsement of the Plan.

Please make your voice heard about the future of Birmingham by reviewing and commenting on the Birmingham Comprehensive Plan. Comments will be solicited during the month of March.

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