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Posted on: September 15, 2023

Clay County Announces Kick-off of Comprehensive Plan Process

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Clay County Announces Kick-off of Comprehensive Plan Process

Extensive Community Outreach Planned


(Clay County) – Clay County is launching a new Comprehensive Plan process to provide the community with a compelling vision and plan that will be used to guide decision-making and development. The Plan will provide an inclusive framework for the orderly and consistent planning for future growth of the unincorporated portion of the County with collaboration from the municipalities and jurisdictions within the area.  The focus of the plan will be a strong emphasis on land use, transportation, education, parks and trails, development patterns, housing types, infrastructure, and economic development.


The Comprehensive Plan process will include extensive community outreach opportunities that include focus group listening sessions, a community survey, visioning workshop, county-wide planning charrette, and pop-up events. The public can learn more about the project by visiting the Clay County Compass website includes information about the comprehensive planning process and ongoing community engagement opportunities. A direct mail piece will also be sent to Clay County residents that will guide the public in how to get involved.


The community is encouraged to stop in at one of many pop-ups planned at area events to share their ideas on what they would like to see included in the plan. Here is the pop-up schedule.


Jesse James Festival    Saturday, Sept 16           4 pm to 7 pm     Jesse James Park, Rodeo Road

Liberty Fall Festival        Friday, Sept 22               5 pm to 8 pm     S Water Street, Booth #18

Liberty Fall Festival        Saturday, Sept 23          11 am to 3 pm   S Water Street, Booth #18

Gladfest                          Saturday, Sept 30          10 am to 2 pm   Linden Square, 70th & N. Holmes Marketplace Inside Booth

Halloween in the Park    Saturday, Oct 28            1 pm to 4 pm     North KC Recreation Center 1201 Clark Ferguson Dr.


“In order to create a clear path to a successful plan, listening to the community will be paramount to help build consensus on what future growth means while preserving the County’s history, character, culture, and heritage,” stated Kipp Jones, planning and zoning director for Clay County.  The goal is to finalize the Clay County Comprehensive Plan by summer of 2024.

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