Topics Include Updated General Plan and Transportation
HURRICANE – Growing pains are inevitable these days in Hurricane and city planners are hoping residents and others interested in the city’s future will attend an open house on April 19 to review its updated General Plan and Transportation Master Plan.
“We really want everybody to come and see our vision for Hurricane,” said Toni Foran, planning director. “We will have two really big plans on the table and want everyone’s input. These plans provide the city with options as we look to the future.”
The Open House is scheduled Tuesday, April 19, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hurricane City Office, 147 N. 870 W. Refreshments will be served and all are invited to attend.
A copy of the draft document is posted on the city’s website (www.cityofhurricane.com) and available at the city office building. Comments gathered at the open house will be incorporated in the final document, which will be before the City Council for a vote at the end of May.
Hurricane’s General Plan was revised in 2006 when the sensitive lands ordinance was incorporated into the document. Prior to that, the general plan last received an extensive overhaul in 1999.
“Since then we’ve really grown with more residents, parks, schools and retail choices,” said Foran. “We now have a Federal Emergency Management Agency flood map for the city and a geological survey to consider that points out hazardous collapsible soils in the area. We’ve tried to take into account all of this information and provide more options for land use.”
The Transportation Master Plan is another vital document that will help provide more options for residents as they travel through the city or enjoy its outdoor recreational opportunities.
“We will have transportation planning representatives at the open house to answer questions and explain its features,” said Foran. “We are looking forward to sharing both of these documents with the public.”
For more information visit the Hurricane City website at www.cityofhurricane.com