Strategic Plan

The City’s strategic plan for 2013-2014 includes the following goals, objectives and priorities (i.e. Top, High or Moderate).

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Quarterly Updates

GOAL 1 – Grow the Economy:

Top Priorities

  • Classes and a curriculum for a career training center for health professionals
  • Concept for a conference center, preferably in the downtown area
  • Strategy to attract major employers
  • Wards Plaza development

High Priorities

  • Meadow Branch/Amherst Corridor development
  • Pleasant Valley development
  • Economic development performance standards and metrics focused on closing deals
  • Enterprise Zone implementation

Moderate Priorities

  • Redevelopment of the vacant Winchester Towers building
  • Redevelopment the amphitheater in the Jim Barnett Park

GOAL 2 – Develop a High-Performing City Organization:

Top Priorities

  • City reorganization plan focused on team development and including an assistant city manager
  • School funding, including capital improvements and resolving current year end spending policies
  • Comprehensive capital development/community investment plan, with an overall direction, project identification and priorities, and funding mechanisms

High Priority

  • Information Technology master plan implementation and funding

 

GOAL 3 – Continue revitalization of Historic Old Town:

Top Priorities

  • Taylor Hotel project completion
  • Plan for the special events coordinator and expanding the number of events offered

High Priority

  • Plan for Old Town gateway enhancements
  • National Historic District expansion
  • Downtown branding campaign

GOAL 4 – Create a more livable City for all:

Top Priorities

  • New John Kerr Elementary School direction and funding

High Priorities

  • Strategy and action plan to redevelop the northern end of the city between Kent Street and Fairmont Avenue
  • Gateway beautification (landscaping and signage) project creation and execution
  • Zoning ordinance review to make it consistent with the Comprehensive Plan
  • Comprehensive Plan implementation

Moderate Priorities

  • Street and sidewalk master plan
  • Stormwater management policy

 

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