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Aurora seeking public feedback for new comprehensive plan

September 21, 2016 GMT

AURORA | City planners are preparing for the future, and looking for public feedback in doing so.

The city’s in the process of creating a new comprehensive plan over the next year-and-a-half aimed to represent a “collective vision for Aurora’s future” and help guide city leaders for the next 10 years or more, according to a news release from Aurora public information officer Julie Patterson.

The plan — Aurora Places — will serve as a foundation for decision making in the city, establishing policies and recommendations related to land use and development, housing, transportation and mobility, community health and sustainability, diversity and more. The plan is to feature detailed strategies for successful implementation, according to a news release.

The city will build the plan based on community participation and feedback. In the coming months, there will be opportunities for the public to get involved in discussions about neighborhood and housing needs, commercial land usage and improved business strategies, and sustainability and health.

The project website — www.auroraplacesplan.com — will serve as resource for information as the plan is crafted, and will include project updates, meeting announcements, online surveys and a web-based mapping application.

To kick off Aurora Places, residents are invited to attend one of a series of community workshops:

• Sept. 20, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at North Middle School, 12095 Montview Blvd.

• Sept. 22, 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Aurora Association of Realtors, 14201 E. Evans Drive

• Sept. 22, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Cherokee Trail High School, 25901 E. Arapahoe Road

Business owners and operators are also invited to attend a business workshop focusing on business and commerce:

• Sept. 21 and 22, 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Aurora Central Library Community Room, 14949 E. Alameda Parkway

The city also is offering a DIY Workshop kit to residents and others in the community interested in conducting a workshop with a neighborhood group, religious institution, classroom, business group, multi-cultural group or others. The kit is includes materials and instructions, and is available by emailing auroraplaces@auroragov.org or calling 303-739-7194.