Bella Vista residents invited to participate in planning

Comprehensive Plan 2040 public input meeting set

What do you see Bella Vista looking like in the next 20 years? We want to hear your opinions, concerns and ideas on how the community should grow. Join us to participate in the planning of the future of your city!

The City of Bella Vista will host a Visioning Summit Workshop for the Comprehensive Plan 2040 project from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22 at Riordan Hall.

The city has contracted with consultants Gould Evans for this project. The team will provide an overview of information they have discovered about the community in the beginning stages of this future planning process. Gould Evans representatives will lead participants through small group exercises and discussions about challenges and opportunities facing the city today.

The goal of this meeting is to draft a vision statement, goals and targets to guide desired changes in Bella Vista. Additional meetings will be scheduled as the planning process continues.

The Comprehensive Plan is a visionary document that creates the framework for land development codes, development standards, infrastructure investments and economic development, and that informs decision making throughout the city. The plan’s purpose is to serve as a framework for future planning documents, as well as a policy guide for citizens, developers, staff and elected officials regarding future development.

Take this opportunity to use your voice to help shape your community! Help spread the word to your neighbors and friends and anyone else you think would like the chance to get involved. We hope to see you there!