Comprehensive Plan Update

In 2016, the City worked tirelessly with consulting firm Streiler Planning to update the Comprehensive Plan, a long-range planning and policy document that guides the City in land-use decisions. At the onset of the plan, Streiler Planning identified 4 major phases in the formulation of the plan:

Phases of the Plan


The 1st phase consisted of the base mapping, existing conditions analysis, review of existing comprehensive plan, and an organizational Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee meeting. The 2nd phase consisted the public engagement process. There were 2 public workshops, a citizen survey, and one-on-one interviews. One-on-one interviews were conducted with key stakeholders, including several Alderman, Board, commission and committee members, City staff, and commercial property owners and developers. Citizen Survey results were presented at a workshop on February 17, 2016. Results of the public engagement process provided the basis for the establishment of the city's critical issues .

From there, the update process continued into phase 3 where the consultant drafted comprehensive plan components, vision, goals and objectives. This served as the "framework of action" that guided the City of Byrnes Mill toward well-informed decisions regarding, business stability and economic development, housing, quality of life, transportation, and future growth.

Community Member Involvement


In addition to attending the workshops, community members were encouraged to review and follow the progress of the plan and offer feedback on the website, which was updated regularly. The final Comprehensive Plan was completed winter 2016.

Helpful Resources


For more information, contact Debbie LaVenture, City Administrator, at 636-677-7727.