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Citizens Invited to Lexington Comprehensive Plan Kick-off Workshop

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The City of Lexington is beginning the process to update the Comprehensive Plan, and participation from residents is essential. A public Kick-off Workshop will be held on Thursday, March 8 at 6 p.m. at Virginia Military Institute’s Marshall Hall. For residents, this is the first opportunity to help form the update process and give feedback to local government about the future goals of Lexington.

What is the Comprehensive Plan? The Comprehensive Plan guides the future actions of the community by addressing needs and dictating public policy in terms of transportation, utilities, land use, recreation, housing, and all other land use decisions. It is Lexington's most important document regarding growth, development, and change.

Why are citizens’ input needed? The Lexington Comprehensive Plan can only be truly all-inclusive on issues and finding citywide solutions if it’s first inclusive of all Lexington residents. Your involvement and the involvement of as many residents as possible will help create a roadmap for Lexington’s future that reflects the actual wants and needs of citizens.

The focus of the Kick-off Workshop will be to discuss the Comprehensive Plan Update process, project goals, and citizen/stakeholder expectations. Input from citizens at the Kick-off Workshop will literally help to shape the planning process and ultimately the new Comprehensive Plan.

Citizens can review the current Comprehensive Plan on the City’s website or by visiting the Planning Department located on the second floor of City Hall, 300 E. Washington Street. If you cannot attend the workshop and want to share your ideas, please email or call Arne Glaeser (aglaeser@lexingtonva.gov, 540-462-3704).