The Walker 2040 Master Plan will create a blueprint for our future – a new Master Plan that that will guide the City in its decision making for the next 20 years.
What is a Master Plan?
A Master Plan is a blueprint for the future. It is a community vision that is intended to guide the City for the next 20 years. The Master Plan will result in a set of policies that direct future growth and development. Additionally, the creation of a Plan can lead to potential strategies that will help effectively guide City leaders with making substantive and thoughtful decisions for the community.
What are the contents of a Master Plan?
A typical Master Plan outlines the existing conditions of the City, describes future goals and objectives for development, and includes an action plan on how to achieve these goals and objectives. The Walker Master Plan will include plans addressing:
- Land use and Development
- Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Areas
- Transportation and Mobility
- Parks, Open Space, and Environmental Features
- Public Facilities
- Sustainability and Community Character
Who is involved in creating the Master Plan?
As the blueprint for the City, it is critical that all of Walker’s stakeholders are involved in the development of the Master Plan. The City is committed to involving residents, businesses, and workers in the process in order to craft a community vision for Walker’s future. Ultimately, the Comprehensive Plan will be approved by the Plan Commission and the City Council.
We already have other plans. What will happen to those?
Existing plans are an important part of the Master Plan process. These Plans will inform the Master Plan, and in some cases will be incorporated into the plan if the goals and vision are still consistent with the community’s aspirations.
When will the Plan start and when will it be completed?
The initial phases of the Plan have begun, with anticipated completion in Summer 2019.
How can I get involved in the process?
It is important to get involved in all the Master Plan activities, from data collection, to community visioning and mapping, to creation of community goals and objectives. The Get Involved page of this website describes all the opportunities available to give your input, including public meetings, online surveys and questionnaires, and an interactive mapping tool. The News & Updates page will list meeting dates and times throughout the process as they are scheduled. Finally, materials from meetings and more information detailing the Comprehensive Plan process can be found on the Documents page.