The final public information meeting to discuss the DRAFT Town of Concord Comprehensive Plan Update is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Concord Senior Center, 40 Commerce Drive, Springville.

After months of research and public outreach, the consultant is ready to present the Draft Comprehensive Plan Update, and provide local residents and stakeholders the opportunity to express their views prior to approval of the Final Plan. Some topics to be discussed include: land use and zoning, community character, growth and development, agricultural preservation, recreational needs, economic vitality, community services and other issues and concerns in the community. The Town is interested in updating the comprehensive plan to help guide the future growth and improve the overall quality of life, provide better economic opportunities, evaluate opportunities for other community improvement. A Comprehensive Plan is one of the most important tools that a community can use to establish a vision for the future and set effective goals and objectives for achieving that vision.

The Town has hired Wendel, and architecture, engineering and planning firm, to assist with the preparation of the Comprehensive Plan. Representatives will present and moderate open discussion to gather input from the public. Residents and other interested parties are encouraged t come out and offer their thoughts on what is  important for the future of the community. The formal presentation will start at 6 p.m.