City leaders need your help planning for 2025

City of Davenport looking at updating their comprehensive plan

By Alice Kang | akang@whbf.com

Published 07/30 2015 06:49AM

Updated 07/30 2015 06:49AM

Plans already exist to make the city of Davenport a place where people like to live already exist.
But starting Thursday night the city is looking to update its current comprehensive plan that was put in place 10 years ago.

City leaders say they want public input in order to give citizens what they need and want most.

It's been a decade since city council approved the comprehensive plan.
That set goals for the city until 2025 and while that year seems far away, Matt Flynn the senior planning manager says those plans need an upgrade.
Flynn says as times change, so do the needs and wants for the city.
From breathing new life into areas like Davenport's Hilltop and Downtown, the city says they've come a long way since plans passed in 2005.
But now they want to hear from you and see what worked and what didn't.

Community Planning and Economic Development Department Listening Session:
-Thursday, July 30, 6 p.m., Fairmont Branch Library
-Monday, August 3, 6 p.m., Eastern Branch Library
-Thursday, August 13, 6 p.m., Freight House Community Room

"They're in their neighborhoods they see maybe they like and maybe dislike much more so than what planners or elected officials, they may have a larger but more sterile view of the community,” said Flynn.

But, if meetings aren't for you, the city's also turning to social media.
On Facebook reach the city at “Davenport today” or on twitter @CityofDavenport

The city says it's going to be a six to eight month process and while there's only three scheduled listening sessions set now, they say they will schedule more as time goes on.
 

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