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Lawrenceville ready to adopt 2040 comprehensive plan

Lawrenceville’s mayor and council will consider adoption of the city’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan at a public hearing at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at City Hall, 70 S. Clayton St. The 2040 Plan is a federal mandate of all local communities and serves to outline the strategic direction of the city and establish a framework for long-term, sustainable growth patterns.

Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson said, “A city’s comprehensive plan should be reflective of the people’s vision as well as the assets and resources a city has at its disposal for being able to realize that vision. My colleagues and I take our responsibility to reflect the desired direction of the people to heart and look forward to considering this proposed direction at Monday’s meeting.”

The plan calls for a focus on key character areas, the establishment of supportive zoning ordinances and a dedicated priority to realizing quality development in the community. Top initiatives include fostering redevelopment, infusing arts and education, encouraging high-quality residential options, enhancing transportation services and developing relationships with local businesses.

The council is expected to adopt the plan at the upcoming meeting, after which, the city will embark on a zoning ordinance and development regulations update to establish the support and resources needed to efficiency implement the plan’s goals. Review the 2040 Comprehensive Plan Draft: www.tinyurl.com/Lawrenceville2040.

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