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Comprehensive Plan Open House Scheduled for August 31


Bryan Chambers
Communications Director
304.962.8138 (cell)

HUNTINGTON – The City of Huntington’s Planning Office will host a drop-in style open house next week to gather more input on Huntington’s next 10-year comprehensive plan.

The open house will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at the Huntington Area Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Welcome Center at Heritage Station, 210 11th St. 

Planning Office staff conducted an online survey earlier this year and recently completed a series of eight neighborhood meetings across Huntington to gain input needed to develop Huntington’s next comprehensive plan. The goal of the open house is to begin establishing a community vision and priorities for the comprehensive plan.

The comprehensive plan will address the City of Huntington's land-use policy and development for the next 10 years. Specifically, the plan will address current development trends, determine a vision for how the community would like to see the city develop and provide a plan to achieve this vision. As the blueprint for development in Huntington, the comprehensive plan will impact neighborhoods, businesses, traffic and the environment.

West Virginia requires cities and counties to update their comprehensive plans every 10 years. This provides an opportunity to revise population and employment growth forecasts with the most up-to-date data, review existing policies to ensure they make sense for the communities they serve and write new policies that reflect priorities.

Huntington’s last comprehensive plan, Plan2025, was completed in 2013. This update will plan for the next 10 years of population and employment changes through the year 2034.

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