Explore Phase Overview
We Heard from You this Summer!
Help Build A Brighter Future!
A comprehensive community plan uses a long-range vision to guide city leaders’ decision-making regarding future growth and development. It contains goals and objectives and directs how the community moves toward a unified development vision. Our last comprehensive plan was completed in 2007. Since then, more people have sought access to our historic charm, proximity to nearby job centers, top-tier schools, and Montgomery's small-town quality of life. This renewed interest in Montgomery has brought forth unique challenges that can be addressed during a comprehensive plan process. This plan will foster a community-wide discussion on ways to support strategic growth and quality of life improvements that complement the City’s historic and family-oriented identity. In addition to establishing the best approaches to land use, sustainability, mobility, open space, and community vibrancy, it is important that this planning process must provide community members with diverse opportunities to engage so that it's recommendations will be rooted in the lived experiences of long-standing, recent and future Montgomery stakeholders.
This planning process will consist of three phases. The initial phase, called Explore, has just been completed and consisted of information gathering and analysis by the City’s consultant, Yard and Company. A wide range of opportunities for public engagement were provided, including a visioning survey and map activity shared out through pop-up events and popular community events. The community participation helped the project team understand the areas of Montgomery that community members love, where opportunities for future growth and development may be, and where improvements may be needed. This phase concluded with a Summary of Understanding that compiles everything learned to date and highlights key themes for further investigation as the project continues.
The Comprehensive Plan is currently in its second phase, focused on testing ideas. The efforts during this stage will lean on the key themes from the previous phase to present potential options for design, policy, and investment solutions, and begin identifying preferred alternatives via public and stakeholder feedback. See above for the latest list of opportunities to participate in this part of the project in person. Use the buttons below to complete a Phase 2 Online Survey and Map Activity.
The third and final phase, Build, will develop focus area recommendations with supporting graphics and deliver implementation steps in a final plan.
We are committed to keeping the community engaged in every aspect of the plan which should be over the next 12 – 18 months and invite you to participate in an initial online survey below.
We encourage you to stay involved throughout the process and if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Kevin Chesar, Community Development Director, at 513-792-8329 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Keep an eye out for opportunities to learn more about the Comprehensive Plan at these community events!
- October 14, 4 - 8 p.m. - Harvest Moon Festival
- October 18, 4:00 -5:30 p.m. - City Council Chamber Public Open House
- October 19, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Twin Lakes Clubhouse
- October 25, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. - Weller Park
- October 26, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. - Montgomery Quarter Park
- November 3, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. - Neuilly-Plaisance Plaza (Free Coffee!)