Public Comment Sought for Ft. Union Master Plan

Public Comment Sought for Ft. Union Master Plan

The City Council will be receiving public comments for the proposed Fort Union Area Master Plan at their March 14 business meeting at 7 p.m. 

The new Area Plan looks at street landscaping and beautification, future growth and development/redevelopment and creating a “Main Street” along the corridor. It provides a framework for making decisions by producing goals for the city’s future.  The role of the plan is to: 

Create a Vision: Create a positive, community vision for the Fort Union Area.

Outline Appropriate Land Use and Community Design Recommendations: Provide a basis for public policy decisions concerning land use and development, including new regulatory measures, if required.

Define Catalyst and Possible Redevelopment Sites: Define development and revitalization scenarios for various catalyst locations within the plan area to serve as a model for future development and redevelopment.

Generate Value: Generate value by highlighting the area's economic development potential, identifying new development opportunities for underutilized properties, and presenting a means of enhancing existing businesses and properties. 

Encourage the Development of a Unique Marketplace: Encourage the creation of a unique and varied marketplace by building upon the current assets of the community, its realistic real estate values and reasonable costs of conducting business.

Identify a Potential Program for Public Improvements: Recommend potential public facilities, infrastructure, services, and other improvements designed to enhance the appearance and function of the area.

Outline a Plan for Implementation: Identify a range of both public and private sector actions that will help to implement the vision described in this plan.

Provide Research: Provide background research to support the plan recommendations and to support future public and private investment within the plan area.

More information on the study can be found here.