New Brighton 2040 comprehensive plan workshops

The City of New Brighton has started the process of updating the city’s comprehensive plan, New Brighton 2040, a long range plan that will help define and guide future growth and development of the community. The plan was last updated in 2008.

To help prepare this plan, the city has hired Hoisington Koegler Group Inc., a professional consulting firm with years of experience facilitating community planning processes and preparing comprehensive plans.

The first phase of New Brighton 2040 has an upcoming event for residents to contribute their thoughts and ideas in-person about New Brighton’s future.

With the theme of “Inform & Listen” the comprehensive plan workshops will provide community members an opportunity to voice ideas and feedback regarding the community’s vision and guiding principles through various activities. The city will be integrating these workshops into this year’s neighborhood meetings and therefore the neighborhood meetings will have a little different format. The meeting will include a short presentation followed by an interactive and fun small group exercise.

The workshop will take place on Thursday, March 23, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Hansen Park Neighborhood Center, 1555 5th Street NW.