Look around the Town and it’s clear that Normal and Normalites excel at innovation!
While celebrating150 years of Normal-ity, the community is also adapting to the new century and new realities. In just a few years, the community has revitalized Uptown Normal while navigating shifts in institutions, commerce, and expectations. PlanIt Normal—the rewrite to the Comprehensive Plan since mid 1990's and last updated in 2005—will help the community continue that pattern. The planning process begun in August 2015 and scheduled for completion in June 2017, will establish an enduring vision and serve as a blueprint for translating that vision into reality.
The first phase of the planning process, the existing conditions analysis, is now complete (see About for more on the comprehensive plan process), and the results have been published in the Community Snapshot and Outreach Report! Section 1 of the report, the Community Snapshot, is a detailed assessment of the Town’s existing land use patterns, demographic and economic trends, current initiatives, past plans, and other information and analysis that help identify current strengths and potential future challenges. Section 2, the Outreach Report, contains a summary of our outreach activities, which captured the needs and preferences of over 1,700 community members and the voices of over 40 critical agencies and organizations. Together, these two sections establish a starting point from which to move forward. Read the report here, and share your thoughts at the bottom of this page, or on Faceook or Twitter!
Although the community outreach phase is complete, we want you to remain engaged in this process. This website is your guide to the rest of the visioning and the planning effort. Check back here for all things Comprehensive Plan. Events, meeting schedules, publications and opportunities for you to get involved will all be posted on this site. Also be sure to follow us on social media for regular updates! Links to our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts can be found at the bottom of the page.