City officials hosted the first meeting of the newly-created Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC) on Oct. 14. The committee will assist the city council in updating the Gardner’s comprehensive plan.
“The input received from these sessions will be instrumental in developing a vision for the future of Gardner,” Cheryl Harrison-Lee, city administrator, said.
The approximate 20 members of the advisory committee were selected by the mayor and city council members.
The current comprehensive plan was adopted in 2003 and partially updated in 2008.
The comprehensive plan is used for economic development purposes, and the new plan will establish a roadmap for future growth.
The plan update will involve a seven-step process including project initiation, community outreach, analysis of existing conditions, community vision and goals, drafting a downtown sub-area plan, community wide plans and policies and adopting the documents.