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Public input meeting on Gallup Growth Management Master Plan

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The City of Gallup Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a workshop to review and receive public comments about a draft of the updated Growth Management Master Plan.

The growth management master plan is an official public document adopted by the City as a policy guide to decisions about the physical development of the overall community.

Following the P&Z’s October 28 review of plan materials, planners prepared a complete draft document that takes into consideration that discussion and incorporates other topic areas.

The P&Z will hold a public hearing and make a recommendation for City Council’s adoption on Jan. 6.

The City’s consultant, Architectural Research Consultants, Incorporated (ARC), will present recommended policies and implementation actions for land use, economic development, city facilities, utilities, water, trails and open space, housing and hazards mitigation.

The City adopted its current plan in 2009. The plan lacks elements required by some state agencies that address facilities, water and hazards mitigation. These plan elements are included in the plan update.

ARC will incorporate key recommendations from a separate planning effort for the

downtown and arts and cultural district into the growth management master plan. The Dec. 7 meeting will also present drafts of the downtown and the arts and culture district plans for a recommendation for adoption.

Public involvement is essential to building a good framework for a community plan and the City is eager to involve the community in the process.

For additional information contact: C.B. Strain, Planning Director at (505) 863-1240 or Steve Burstein, Planner, Architectural Research Consultants, Incorporated (505) 842-1254

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