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Mapping Future Growth and Preservation: Fall 2013/Spring 2014

What We'll Do In This Phase

We've been considering, with significant public input, what parts of the county should grow and which should be preserved.

How We'll Get There

Photo of discussion around large map

Discussion groups of community members have been gathering around maps, considering projected land use and population figures, and talking about the best ways to handle that change - for example, "Our region will have about a million more people by 2040; what does that mean for us, and what should we do about it?"

These conversations are resulting in many different maps showing potential options for growth, or "scenarios," which will be refined in a later stage of the planning process.

Progress reports

Shaping the Guiding Principles

During this phase, participants reviewed seven Guiding Principles based on community input during Phases 1 and 2. This was done both in person and online.

Mapping Growth & Preservation

We gathered groups of community members, laid out large maps of the county, gave them packets of stickers representing predicted growth, and asked them to put the stickers where they thought the growth should go.  The results of those meetings and other community input are summarized here.