City plan available for public review
For the past year, the City of Mt. Pleasant has been working with the Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission (SEIRPC) to update the city’s comprehensive plan. As the draft of the plan is complete, residents may review the information before it is approved by the city.
The Mt. Pleasant 2030: Your City! Your Future! Plan outlines the community’s vision for the future. The plan was put together by SEIRPC following an extensive public input process, which included participation from over 500 residents, according to a press release.
The draft of the plan is now entering a public review period during which the plan will be made available to the public for comments. The plan will be available for review until Jan. 23, 2017. Copies of the draft are available online at www.mp2030.com or the City website at www.cityofmountpleasantiowa.org. Paper copies of the plan can be picked up at City Hall.
City Council members received copies of the draft at the City Council meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 14, and are currently reviewing the draft as well.
Zach James, Planning Director for the Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission, stressed the importance of public participation with the review process. “It is important that the public take part in the review process because the Comprehensive Plan is meant to reflect the vision of the community. This is a great opportunity for residents to play a part in shaping the future of Mt. Pleasant.”
The plan will be discussed by the Planning and Zoning Commission at their meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at City Hall. Following Planning and Zoning Commission review, the plan will be discussed as an agenda item during an upcoming City Council meeting. If approved by City Council, the Your City! Your Future! plan will be formally adopted as the new working Comprehensive Plan for Mt. Pleasant and will replace the old plan, which was completed in 2002.
Interested citizens can find out more information about the process of creating this document at www.mp2030.com. The website includes information about the public input process, meeting minutes, and other information regarding the process of putting the Comprehensive Plan together. For more information, please contact the City of Mt. Pleasant at (319) 385-1470 or Zach James at Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission at (319) 753-4313.