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What is the purpose of this project?

Plan Overview

A comprehensive plan identifies where and how a community should grow based on a community-defined vision and assessment of past and current development patterns. The Las Cruces City Council has long recognized the value of long-range planning. In 2018, City Council provided City staff with the resources to team up with Halff Associates for a complete update to the comprehensive plan, which was only partially updated in 2013 and contains policies from 1999.

The comprehensive plan will assess a variety of community characteristics, including land use, transportation, community infrastructure, economic development, housing, parks, and community design. For each of these elements, the comprehensive plan will answer questions such as:

What do we want the future of Las Cruces to look like?
What policy changes are needed to achieve the future vision?

There are several opportunities for citizens to be involved, including online surveys, public workshops, and a design charrette.

Public and stakeholder engagement help to answer these questions and form the overall vision for the plan. A Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC) made up of key Las Cruces stakeholders has been created to serve as a sounding board throughout the plan process. There will also be several opportunities for citizens to be involved, including online surveys, public workshops, and a design charrette.

The resulting comprehensive plan will include strategies and policies that help the Mayor, City Councilors, City staff and the Planning & Zoning Commission as they make development decisions over the next 20 years.

Project Timeline

The comprehensive plan is expected to be completed by December 2019.




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