The Neighborhood Planning Initiative provides a model for area planning that is intentional, equitable and measurable. The planning process is guided by a multi-pronged outreach and communications strategy. The content and scope for all plans will include some standard topics and will follow a standard process for the selection neighborhood-specific focus topics. The process will also focus on implementation, with all plans identifying metrics to track progress.
This approach will provide ample flexibility to allow plans to be customized to meet the needs of different neighborhoods, while at the same time providing consistency to ensure an efficient and equitable process across different plans.
Phases in the Planning Process
The phases in the planning process include, in order, understanding the area, defining the issues and developing initial recommendations, refining the recommendations, a community review of the draft plan, and finally, the adoption phase.