Regional Planning Agency Hosts Workshop With Community Leaders

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency (RPA) is hosting a workshop with community leaders to discuss growth in Hamilton County and gather input on goals and possible actions to improve our community as we grow.  A wide range of community leaders, including elected and appointed officials, were invited to the August 28 event at The Chattanoogan Hotel & Conference Center. 

This meeting is one in a series of meetings being held this week by the Regional Planning Agency to gather feedback on the countywide comprehensive plan update.  This plan will provide an analysis of changes in our demographics, environment, and infrastructure. It will promote the principles and goals elicited from the public as priorities for the community. 

The plan update—called Renewing Our Vision—is Step 1 of a multi-step planning process


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