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Framework is officially adopted!

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After a series of several Special Called Meetings over the past year, the Framework Plan was officially adopted on February 17, 2021. Thank you to everyone who helped shape the vision for our future! The Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously to adopt Framework as the city's comprehensive plan (watch the hearing). Prior to February, the plan was updated to incorporate comments from the public, Commission, and staff from hearings held since September 2020. These comments and updates were shared at the hearing. View the adopted Framework Plan View the Executive Summary View the before/after changes to the Future Land...
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Framework Adoption Process Resumes

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The Framework adoption process will resume its series of Special Called meetings beginning September 30. Planning and Zoning Commission adopted an updated schedule of Special Called meetings (listed below) to be held outside of their regularly scheduled monthly meetings. Between these Special Called meetings, the City will invite various community groups to set up meetings with staff to go over concerns and ask questions (Chamber of Commerce, Tuscaloosa Neighbors Together, etc.). This page was last updated on: February 9, 2021 Due to COVID-19 and CDC guidelines regarding large groups, the City has been hosting public meetings virtually for the safety...
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Framework Adoption Process Begins (UPDATED)

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The Framework Adoption process schedule has been revised, please visit the link below for the most recent information pertaining to the Special Called meetings. Framework Adoption Process Resumes With the success of the November 6, 2019 Framework Open House and the final meeting of the Framework Steering Committee on December 11, 2019, we now look ahead to the adoption process. Planning and Zoning Commission adopted the following Special Called meetings to be held outside of their regularly scheduled monthly meetings. Between the special called meetings, the city will invite various community groups to set up meetings with staff to go...
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Comprehensive Plan Open House highlights

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Thank you to everyone who came out to the Comprehensive Plan Open House on November 6. Over 450 community members came to see the progress of the Comprehensive Plan, identified their priorities, and reviewed the draft Future Land Use Map. The online comment period accepted submissions through December 6.  Click here to view the Open House material Following this comment period, the steering committee and planning team will use the community input to refine the draft comprehensive plan. Once the plan is complete, it is anticipated that there will be a formal adoption process involving Planning Commission and City Council....
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You’re invited to the Comprehensive Plan Open House!

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download the flyer Join us as we share the draft Comprehensive Plan. The open house is a chance to:  Learn about the draft plan, previous input that has shaped the work, and how the City is preparing for action Help refine the draft recommendations Identify your priorities Speak with members of the planning team and steering committee in a casual setting Date: November 6, 2019 Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Location: Tuscaloosa River Market, 1900 Jack Warner Pkwy What will happen at the Open House? We’ll share the major recommendations developed through the...
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Existing Conditions Reports Available for Review

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Over the last several months, members of the Steering Committee have learned about a variety of conditions and trends in Tuscaloosa. The summary reports of these assessments are now available for review.  Reports of the following topics can be found on the Documents page under the Reports tab: Land Use City Fiscal Conditions Water and Wastewater Transportation and Mobility Housing Lakes Conditions 101

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Forum on the Future Summary Report

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A summary report is now available for the Forum on the Future and other public engagement efforts for Framework Tuscaloosa between October and December 2018. It contains all the comments that were collected at workshop and online. Please click below to view it! Summary Report
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Forum on the Future highlights

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On November 27, over 300 people packed Tuscaloosa's River Market for Forum on the Future. This was the first public opportunity to learn about the Framework planning process and to share ideas about the future of the City. During the 2-hour workshop, participants worked individually and in small groups on three activities. First was a trivia game called “So you think you know Tuscaloosa” in which groups competed to answer seven multiple choice questions about past planning efforts, current demographic, economic, housing, and environmental conditions. Each answer was followed by additional context and related facts. The second activity involved individual...
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You’re invited to Forum on the Future!

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download the flyer We invite you to join us at Forum on the Future—Framework's first community input event. Whether you are a new or life-long resident, your perspective is vital to Framework's success. In this two-hour workshop you will learn about Tuscaloosa’s challenges and opportunities and engage in small group activities focused on where and how the community should grow in the future. Community input will help shape recommendations on neighborhoods and housing, lakes, economic prosperity, transportation, the environment and more. This is an opportunity to let the city know what's important to you.  Make plans to be there and help us...
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Meet the Steering Committee

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Updated: April 2020 The City of Tuscaloosa is undertaking an ambitious long-range planning effort to establish a vision and policies for how and where the City will grow over the next decades. It is crucial that this plan be built on the values, needs and aspirations of the community. To ensure this happens, a diverse group of community members was convened to guide the planning process. The steering committee began meeting in June 2018 and held their last meeting in December 2019. During this time, the committee worked closely with the City’s planning staff, the consultant team and other community...
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