The Comprehensive Plan was last updated in 1993. Since that time there have been several area and corridor amendments. It is the desire of the City Council to conduct a full update to the Plan as outlined in the adopted City of Independence 2017-2021 Strategic Plan. As part of completing the update to the Plan, the firm Shockey Consultling Services, LLC was selected through a competitive selection process to provide Project Management for the Public Engagement portion of the Plan. The contract commenced in late March 2017, with Shockey wrapping up the engagement process in August 2017.
The contract with Shockey Consulting Services included the following services; support in developing and staffing a Steering Committee; development of an e-mail distribution list; development of a logo and branding of the proposed plan; assistance in the development of a website; development of brief online surveys; assistance in social media outreach; attendance at various community events to discuss the Comp Plan; assistance in map creation; development of Comp Plan fact sheets; public meetings; and a final presentation to City Council.
Now that the public engagement process has concluded, Staff has started the process of writing the plan and creating a new land use map. It is anticipated this process will take up to 6 months, with final review and approval by the Council in March, 2018.