It's time to look at our Comprehensive Plan, and we need to hear YOUR voice!
In September 2020, the City of Shawnee kicked off an exciting and important project for the future of our community: a new Comprehensive Plan. The current Comprehensive Plan was originally adopted in 1987, so it is time to update and look forward to the future.
With the help of a local consultant (Ochsner Hare & Hare, the Olsson Studio), the new plan will be based on community input, opportunities, economic realities, and the city’s new strategic vision.
What is a Comprehensive Plan,
and why should it matter to me?
At its core, a comprehensive plan is a vision for the future at a community scale. Comprehensive plans are created by and for the community to record shared goals and desires for themselves and their fellow community members. A comprehensive plan examines what a community is, where it came from, and crafts a coordinated road map for the future. This road map guides the growth and development of the community for the next 10 to 20 years, and is revisited to ensure its relevance.
What does the planning process look like?
The planning process will take approximately 12 months and consist of six primary phases: from Discover, where a baseline understanding of Shawnee is developed, to Engage where the community shares their voice, to Plan and Refine when the actual road map for the future of topics like development, connectivity, and housing are recorded, to Implement and Sustain when the new Comprehensive Plan is put to work.
September - December 2020
September 2020 - September 2021
September 2021 and beyond
January - May 2021
July - September 2021
Get involved in the process... here's how.
What is the purpose of this event?
This provides all members of the community the opportunity to preview preliminary recommendations of the Comprehensive Plan. There will be no presentation. Concepts and ideas will be displayed and sticky notes will be available to provide comment. Please join us and share your thoughts!
How can I participate?
Simply show up anytime between 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
August 25, 2021
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Shawnee Civic Centre
13817 Johnson Drive
Participate in Public Open House #2
As the planning process continues, project work, including relevant graphics, mapping, and documents, will be available for download and review below. Check back often!
Visioning Workshop Summary
The Comprehensive Plan Stakeholder Committee participated in a Visioning Workshop during October 2020. Following a two-day virtual meeting process (offered both during the day and at night), participants participated in iterative activities to help prioritize Shawnee's needs, wants, desires, barriers, obstacles, and annoyances. Click the link to read the full report!
Existing Conditions Maps
These maps represent the current state of Shawnee. From parks and recreation facilities, to transportation networks, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, destinations, and more, these maps illustrate the Shawnee of today.
Planning Workshop Summary
Area Plan Workshop Summary
Members of the public, Stakeholder Committee, Technical Committee, and elected officials spent one week together (March 15-19, 2021) to develop a clearer understanding of their desires for the future of Shawnee, to gather local knowledge related to the issues and opportunities within the city, and to build consensus for this Plan.
While the citywide planning workshop examined Shawnee from a 10,000-foot perspective, the area plan workshops took a 2,000-foot perspective. This allowed us to dive deeper into areas and corridors deemed extra important by you. A total of four workshops were held. Download the summary to read up on the comments.