Jonesboro looking ahead at land use growth

By Keith Boles - bio | email feedback

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -Virtually everywhere you look in Jonesboro you see signs of growth.

The city planning committee is studying just how the city will grow in the next 25-years.

Now they want your input. They'll hold three public meetings this week.

This will allow the general public to see the results of the study and find out what the information is used for.

"Allow cities to have an opportunity to develop a vision plan for the next 20 to 25 years on how the city will grow."

Otis Spriggs is the Director of Planning for the City of Jonesboro.

We looked at the maps that will be used for this week's public meetings .

I asked him what the public can get from this information?

"Things such as re-zoning's annexations and other city growth issues."

There's even plans for a bikeway, greenway map and even a proposed master street plan which has some ideas about the highways around town.

The entire metropolitan planning area encompasses around 250 square miles, including some outlying towns.

Spriggs, "Bono as well as Brookland as well as Bay."

Following public input, the plan will be reexamined and any adjustments will be made.

Then it will be available to those who may need this kind of information.

Spriggs, "Those who are looking at moving to Jonesboro in terms of residence as well as potential business owners would actually take the 5 year land use map and actually look at that map to see how the area is growing."

Mondays' meeting will be at the Huntington building on Monroe st.

Tuesdays' will be held at the Parker Park Community Center on 141

Thursdays' meeting will be held at the Jonesboro Fire Station #3 at 2212 Brazos.

All the meetings start at 6 pm.

For more information on the Planning Committee and to see the maps you can click on the links with this story.

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