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West Plains Wants Community Input on City Planning

West Plains Civic Center

An updated comprehensive plan is in the works for the city of West Plains. The last one was revised in 2003, with an update scheduled for 2023.

A kickoff meeting to start the updating process is scheduled for Tuesday evening, and the public is invited. 

Dustin Harrison is the building inspector for West Plains.

“We want to get as much community input as possible because this is going to be a document that city council is going to make decisions based on annexation and land use regulation. So, this document is really for the citizens and we want that input,” Harrison said.

The Comprehensive Plan will look into a variety of areas ranging from road construction to changes in the water system. It’s designed to serve as a template for how to grow the city over the next 20-25 years. According to Harrison, the citizens will help decide what projects will take precedence.

Tuesday’s meeting begins at 5:30 PM at the West Plains Civic Center, at 110 St. Louis Street. The city has contracted with PGAV PLANNERS of St. Louis to aid in the update of the comprehensive plan. Representatives from the West Plains Planning Commission, Mike Hemmer of PGAV Planners and city staff will be in attendance.