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PlanELC: Joint Comprehensive Plan



Thanks to everyone who came out to our public meeting or stopped by the PlanELC table at the DK Block Party!

 We received a lot of great feedback and comments and will be refining the plan throughout the summer according to what we heard from the community. Our first step is to get even more feedback from even more community members. Please forward this email to anyone who might not be on this email list. 


Emerging PlanELC 

The draft, emerging plan is accessible via the link below. It presents the “big picture” and we would appreciate your feedback before fine-tuning the details. Through the participatory process and document reviews, a planning model has emerged that includes four primary goals:

  • Preserving agricultural landscapes
  • Linking parks to people
  • Connecting communities
  • Supporting infill development

Plan ELC is organized around these four goals. A series of specific objectives support each goal, which are policy-oriented recommendations. In addition, some goals have specific patterns to guide physical change. Selected examples show specific but preliminary improvement plans that respond to the applicable objectives.

Successful comprehensive plans are both strategic in that they address big picture land use and transportation issues and tactical in that they present specific actionable projects designed to help meet the goals of the plan.


View the emerging PlanELC

Track your comments


Click the link below to view and download the big ideas from the emerging Joint Comprehensive Plan.









Help us track feedback and ensure we address all comments by using the Comment Tracker. You can download it by clicking the button below.


Write your comments in separate rows on the spreadsheet, referencing the page number of the report. 

Please send your comments to Zoe Anton:



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What is a Comprehensive Plan?

This Joint Comprehensive Plan will provide a plan for the future development of Emporia and Lyon County, created collaboratively by stakeholders: residents, land and business owners, City and County Staff, and other organizations active in the community. The plan will include a land use map, utilities, and transportation assessments, and planning for environmental, social, and economic sustainability. It will also provide recommendations for policies and strategies for implementation.

How can I participate in this process?

We encourage everybody to take part in this planning process! Check back into this website for information and the link to the web survey. You can also follow progress on Facebook: or Twitter: @PlanELC2017.

Watch for information on the workshop and plan to attend. There will be various sessions over the week and public participation is the key to our success. The full schedule will be posted well in advance.

If you would like to speak to one of The Urban Collaborative representatives, contact Zoe Anton at and be sure to come to the workshop in February!