Lawrence / Douglas County Planning Department taking input on draft comprehensive plan
As part of the Horizon 2020 Steering Committee comprehensive plan update process, the steering committee is accepting written input on the draft comprehensive plan through Monday, October 23, 2017. All comments will be provided to the master plan steering committee for review.
Citizens can contact the Planning Department with comments at CompPlanUpdate@lawrenceks.org or by sending comments to the Planning Office at P.O. Box 708, Lawrence, KS, 66044.
|August 2017 Draft Comprehensive Plan|
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Comprehensive Plan Update
Lawrence and unincorporated Douglas County began the process of creating Horizon 2020 in 1991. At that time, Lawrence was home to just over 65,000 people, and the City comprised only about 5% of the county’s overall land. Twenty-two years later, Lawrence’s population has grown 34%, and the city has almost doubled in geographical size. As both Lawrence and Douglas County progress into the future, the challenges we face have evolved, and the needs of the residents are ones the first settlers could not have anticipated.
Building on the firm foundation of Horizon 2020, this new comprehensive planning study intendeds to further enhance and strengthen sections of the existing comprehensive plan, while making key changes to bring it more in-line with the reality of the area today.
If you have any comments, ideas, or questions, you can email them to CompPlanUpdate@lawrenceks.org, or call the Planning Office at (785) 832-3150.
Horizon 2020 Steering Committee
The Steering Committee is a 10-member advisory board that will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month through April 2015. Most meetings will be held in the City Commission Room on the first floor of City Hall. The Committee’s primary focus is to guide the process for amending Horizon 2020, and is charged with overseeing and guiding the process, including public education, issue identification, and prioritization of issues to submit to the Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Commission and the Governing Bodies of the City and County for review, and for reviewing the draft and final plan product.