What is the Process?
What is the process to update the Comprehensive Land Use Plan?
The City has been working on the Plan Clayton Project, an update to the City’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan. The process began with stakeholder interviews. Discussions began in November 2016 between The Urban Collaborative, the company hired to complete the plan. A web-based survey was launched in order to capture a wide breadth of citizen ideas in this second phase of engagement, and ensure a balanced approach towards gathering public input. To view the results of the web-based survey click here. The most important part of the process was a four-day workshop, held January 18-21, at which we started to create a collaborative Vision for how Clayton should develop in the future, and generate steps for implementation.
We continue to seek input on the “Draft Plan” from all of our residents and business owners. Opportunity to comment on the Draft Plan, along with participating in the Online Survey, will be available until August 17th. Our consultant will include the additional feedback and comments with the project and then provide a 'Pre-Final Plan' for public review and comment in the fall. Once the 'Pre-Final Plan' has been reviewed and feedback is gathered, a final plan will then be presented and voted on by Council. Current anticipated Plan adoption date will be the beginning of 2018.
What is a Comprehensive Land Use Plan?
This plan will provide a Vision for the future development of Clayton, created collaboratively by the city stakeholders: residents and land owners, business owners, City Staff, City Council, and other important organizations within the city. The plan will also provide a land use map, and recommendations for policies and strategies to implement the land use plan.
In addition, it is a common misconception that Land Use and Zoning are one in the same. This Plan is not a rezoning proposal but rather a future land use plan for the next 20-50 years. Land Use is simply an educated and statistical prediction of how the City may develop in the future. Property cannot be rezoned without the property owners consent and proper public hearing and process.