Over a year’s worth of work, including stakeholder interviews, community surveys and forums, draft presentations, tweaks and changes is bringing the plan for Clayton’s future into clearer focus. PLAN Clayton is the Comprehensive Land Use Plan Update which staff has been working with consultant Urban Collaborative on since 2016. The simple goal is to build upon the original Land Use Plan which was adopted in 1999 and develop implementable tasks to build Clayton in a smart and cohesive fashion.
What is a Comprehensive Land Use Plan? It provides a road map, developed by residents and community stakeholders, for future growth and development. PLAN Clayton focuses and builds on the history of Clayton. The Plan further develops the City’s strengths and bolsters the weaknesses.
PLAN Clayton main goals are to promote walkable neighborhoods, central cores and offer possible solutions to creating a central area for Clayton, all of which were identified by residents as great importance. There has been several drafts and staff hopes to have the final plan presented to City Council on May 3rd. When adopted, the final document will include an implementation plan staff will use to develop initiatives moving forward. Residents are encouraged to review the final draft and provide any feedback prior to the final adoption on May 3rd. The draft plan can be viewed on the City’s website or are available at the Clayton Government Center.