Perryville is continuing to look to the future.
Community members, businesses and others are encouraged to attend a meeting about the city’s Comprehensive Plan on Monday, October 9 from 3-7 p.m. at the Perry Park Center to learn more about the process and share your input of Perryville’s future. This is the third open house for the plan, with the first being last March and the second in August. This will be the final open house about the plan.
The project is now in the Objectives & Key Results (OKR’s) and Plan Development phase. During this phase we’ll define the broad goals and associated objectives & key results that will guide the city over the next 10-20 years. Objectives are the “what” to be achieved by the community and may address things like housing, tourism, and transportation. They are the vision for what the community will look like in the future. Key Results are the “how” to achieve the Objectives. They are the measurable steps needed to achieve the objectives. The OKR’s will support implementation of the major goals/themes of the comprehensive plan. This open house will focus on presenting and gathering the community’s feedback on the OKR framework.
Community members should visit the project website (www.perryville2045.com) to stay informed about the planning process, learn how they can participate in public engagement activities, and view summary reports. Community members can also subscribe to regular email updates about the planning process via the project website.
The planning process for Perryville’s Comprehensive Plan is being lead by St. Louis-based, planning and economic analysis consulting firm, PGAV Planners LLC. Throughout the planning process, the team from PGAV will work closely with a City-appointed Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee whose membership includes Mayor Larry Riney, City Administrator Brent Buerck, City staff members, and a mix of Perryville residents, business owners, and community leaders. These Perryville experts will support the PGAV team through providing local insights throughout the planning process and ensure that the final plan tells an accurate story of Perryville and the community’s vision for the future.
The plan is a long-range planning document that establishes a community’s vision for the future and serves as a road map for achieving that vision over the next 10 to 20 years. The Comprehensive Plan acts as a policy guide providing a framework for the City’s staff and appointed/elected officials to make zoning, development, and other decisions. Whether it’s the future land use map establishing priorities for future development opportunities, placemaking in the downtown, a new street layout or corridor improvements, the plan also allows residents, businesses, property owners, and the development community to find themselves in the plan.
The Comprehensive Plan is not a zoning ordinance, subdivision regulation, capital improvement program, or other regulatory document, but rather the basis for the City’s creation and maintenance of such tools which help to implement a comprehensive plan.
The Comprehensive Plan identifies priorities related to future land use, street layout, housing, commercial and industrial development, parks & recreation, and other topics that impact the City moving forward.