THE DRAFT PLAN IS HERE! The committees are hard at work polishing this document. Stay tuned for monthly meetings and further opportunities to participate in this process.
Need clarification on a particular section? Please contact us and we will be than happy to assist you.
THE SURVEY IS IN! Both a condensed version and expanded version is available. Take your pick!
You are invited to complete the "My Vision QuestionCard". You can use Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader to fill in this form. Please take a minute of your time to briefly describe how you would define Jonesboro and your neighborhood. Your responses are confidential. We would also appreciate it if you provide your demographics (such as race and gender) to help us better understand our audience and your views.
When you are finished, click Submit to return your data to the form to JMcCollum@jonesboro.org. There is a link on the “Contact Us” Page to this email address.
My Vision Card (pdf)
The Development Chip Game/Design Charrette was very informative. It was a hands-on, interactive exercise in which participants expressed their desire as to the region’s future. On May 19, 2011 we held a visioning session in which attendees were asked to prepare a plan representing their vision of the Jonesboro region based on their own values. Each scenario created by 6 different groups are being analyzed and evaluated to inform Jonesboro about the potential regional impacts created as a result of local land use decisions.
Our first public workshops were held on Monday, October 11, 2010. We thank each and every one of you who participated! We encourage you to send us your questions and any inquiries that you may have regarding the next step in this planning process. CPAC is here to listen to your concerns. More workshops will be scheduled.
We are excited to announce that the survey is ready. We want to hear from you and learn your thoughts about the city of Jonesboro. Please follow the link below and take a few minutes out of your time to give us your feedback. Thank you!
Jonesboro Comprehensive Housing Study Draft Now in Review Stages:
As core component of Vision 2030 Comprehensive Plan, the Jonesboro Housing Element is very essential. The draft of the Jonesboro’s first Comprehensive Housing Study is now completed by our Consultant- JQUAD Planning Group.
Various committees, boards, and City Officials will be review the draft in the weeks to come to move towards refinement. Please** click here to view the first draft of the Jonesboro Comprehensive Housing Study.
Jonesboro Plan Week- February 21-24, 2012:
Your hard work has paid off and we now have a draft of the Jonesboro Strategic Plan. Brian Cole and Jennifer Watkins from Building Communities have done a tremendous job in pulling together a successful Jonesboro Plan Week. This strategic plan is a great economic development tool that will enhance and shape the Jonesboro Vision 2030 Comprehensive Plan.
The most intense planning experience was conducted during Jonesboro’s 1st Plan Week, held February 21-24, 2012. During this week, the Jonesboro community did the following:
- Identified our most viable strategies
- Offered broad input on desired projects and initiatives
- Identified our existing and desired capacity to implement the plan
- Began the process of assigning action steps to people/organizations
Tuesday afternoon. The Steering Committee joined by subject matter experts, convened and took the Strategy Selector Test which presented the 85 key success factors for community and economic development. Result: the 25 strategies will be prioritized based upon viability.
Wednesday afternoon. The Steering Committee considered the Community Organizer Tool to determine the community’s current and desired capacity to implement the strategic plan.
Wednesday evening. The entire community was invited to Council Chambers to receive a presentation on the strategic plan, the Building Communities process, and to offered their thoughts and ideas on strategies, initiatives, and projects.
Thursday afternoon. The Steering Committee met to begin the process of assigning Essential Action Steps in order to prescribe “who is going to do what by when?”
Friday afternoon. The Steering Committee continued its process of completing the Essential Action Steps Planner and held a facilitated discussion leading to the Community Elevator Speech, by the Building Communities, Inc. team.