MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – As Madison continues to be one of the fastest growing cities in the state, city leaders want to ensure that it is growing the right way. The city council approved a $87,500 contract hiring the Orion Planning Group, a national organization with local ties, to develop Madison’s “West Side Master Plan.”
“It will be a detailed plan for transportation, land use, parks and recreation for County Line Road all the way to the city limits,” said Madison Planning Director Amy Bell Sturdivant.
This blueprint for future decision making will serve as a supplement to the growth plan that Madison city leaders adopted in 2012.
Sturdivant said the city’s prime growth area is in Limestone County, west of County Line Road. The planning group will focus on this region for the next eight months.
“It’s so that we make sure that we are planning for all types of land uses and the amenities that our residents would want that live in Limestone County in the city limits of Madison, so that we blend all that and make sure that as we go, we’re implementing as we go,” she said.
The planning group will hold public workshops for community members to provide input on the master plan. It will also hold sessions geared toward middle school and high school student feedback.
“We’re looking forward to not just the resulting plan, but the process with our other agencies or utilities that we work with and the community, as well,” said Sturdivant.
To learn more about the “West Side Master Plan,” click here.