The City of Anniston will hold two public meetings in coming weeks as part of its comprehensive planning process.
On Sept. 9, there will be a “charette” or planning workshop in which members of the public will work together in small groups before presenting their ideas to the comprehensive planning team. The meeting will be from 5-8 p.m. at the Anniston City Meeting Center, 1615 Noble St.
On Sept. 13, the comprehensive planning team will present a concept plan to the public, then take questions from the public. The meeting will be from 5-7 p.m. at the Anniston City Meeting Center.
Masks are required for both events. Social distancing and sanitizing guidelines will be followed.
A comprehensive plan is a document, usually created with input from local residents during town-hall-style meetings, that outlines a city’s goals for the coming years. Such a plan can drive zoning decisions and other city plans.
The city has contracted with Walker Collaborative, a Tennessee firm, to develop the plan.
State law requires that cities the size of Anniston and larger have such a plan, but city officials say Anniston hasn’t gone through the full comprehensive planning process in several years.