The CSRA Regional Plan (‘the Plan’) is the long-range plan for the management of the region’s projected growth by local governments and the CSRA Regional Commission. The Plan’s horizon is twenty years but will be updated every five years to address changing regional conditions.
The current Regional Plan was developed in 2012 and features a work program that is updated on an annual basis. A full plan update is currently underway and will be completed in 2018.
2018 Plan Update
October 26, 2017 - Kickoff public hearing
Summer/Fall 2018 - 3 public listening sessions will be held in 3 counties in different areas of the region.
- July 17, 2018, 5-7PM - Listening Session at Grovetown CIty Hall
- July 26, 2018, 4-6PM - Listening Session at Warren County Community Services Building
- October 30, 2018, 1-5PM- Listening Session at CSRARC
- October 30, 2018, 6 PM - 2nd public hearing
December 2018 - Final Plan adoption
As part of the planning process, stakeholders were invited to take a survey regarding the plan update. Survey questions and results will be available in the Final Plan.
Economic Development: to cultivate and maintain a vibrant, diversified economy that expands job opportunities in the region, develops a qualified workforce, supports downtowns as multi-use destinations, and improves the quality of life for all residents
Natural and Cultural Resources: to protect and preserve natural, environmental and cultural resources in the region from development pressure, build a network of connected communities, and highlight our historic resources and natural assets
Community Facilities and Services: to provide community facilities and services throughout the region that encourage appropriate development and more walkable, mixed use communities that enhance the overall quality of life for all residents
Housing: to provide a range of housing types and choices, available in urban and rural areas, that is safe and physically and economically accessible to all residents
Land Use and Transportation: to effectively utilize existing infrastructure ensure the coordination of land use and transportation planning in support of improved resident quality of life, including provisions for pedestrians, trails and bicycles, housing, access to recreation and green space, and protected natural and historic areas
Intergovernmental Coordination: to create a culture of collaborative planning and government decision-making, wherein communities join together to define commonalities and development strategies that benefit multiple jurisdictions to further effective growth, increase access to resources, generate cost savings, and promote healthy, active residents