Comp Plan 2040
View the final version here.
The plan was created through a series of public input meetings, beginning in 2017. Prior to the first meeting, consultants wanted to get a better understanding of the community and its use by residents, business owners and property owners. Using two tools, a Community Survey and a Community Mapping Resource, residents and stakeholders provided specific feedback regarding impressions and opinions regarding Bella Vista. The survey and mapping tool were followed by the first public input meeting, the Visioning Summit held at Riordan Hall Aug. 22, 2017. An overview of the information gathered through the survey, mapping tool and public meeting can be found HERE.
A community frameworks meeting followed. Participants worked with consultants to define six community frameworks: identity, development, connectivity, economic development, productivity and governance — which were then fine-tuned to provide the foundation for the Comprehensive Plan.
After multiple revisions and council member input, the revised plan went to the city's Planning Commission, where it was approved and sent back to council members for the final vote of approval. Council members sought public input one final time in July 2020 before casting their votes in September.