In an environment of impending massive change, the citizens of Moreland embarked on their comprehensive planning process.
Moreland understood that a public involvement campaign would be necessary in order to develop an accurate
vision and ensure public support.
In addition to a high-quality public participation program, the Town incorporated innovative planning ideas into its Comprehensive
Plan. Character Areas were developed by residents through the Cognitive Mapping Exercise. A unique and pioneering Character
Area for future annexation areas was also developed in response to development pressure and a future bypass. A vision for
each character area was described and a toolkit of implementation measures was provided with links to State resources.
Moreland overcame obstacles such as limited resources and minimal staff through an aggressive public education and participation
program in order to develop a progressive and widely supported Comprehensive Plan. As a result, residents and town leadership
championed and then implemented many of the smart growth principles and strategies expressed in the Comprehensive Plan.
Please contact Marilyn Hall for more information on this project.