To guide the planning process, a set of guiding principles can be very effective. Please let us know your thoughts on the principles. Do they make sense to you? Are they appropriate? What would you like to see changed?
Principle 1: Plan for Progressive, Sustainable District Economy
The Plan will demonstrate Tri Roads is mobilized, ready and willing to accommodate growth and change. Tri-Roads Planning District and its member municipalities will use the plan to respond to new economic opportunity with sufficient land supply that is serviceable to accommodate business and residential requirements.
Principle 2: Plan for a Connected District
The Plan will be major step in demonstrating that the Tri Roads District is a regional player that ‘thinks and acts’ like a region. The plan will set the stage for district collaboration on many ideas and projects. The Plan will clearly demonstrate how your region can quickly and efficiently accommodate growth and change on a regional scale. It will be used to promote individual community aspirations and identity and at the same time, show how the region can be strengthened through transportation improvements and regional servicing.
Principle 3: Plan for People
The Plan will be used to create great, complete communities where people can spend their entire lives without leaving. Quality of life matters and the plan will demonstrate that it matters by creating opportunities for housing regardless of your age; new commercial/retail businesses; attracting places to work. It should also be a tool to improve access to services and facilities. The Plan will be used to create active and connected communities. It will plan for important community needs such as recreation, wellness, education, and healthcare.
Principle 4: Plan for Sustainability
The Plan will be sustainable. It will address the natural environment looking at threats to it such as flooding and erosion. It will look at social issues, environmental concerns, socio-economic development opportunities such as aging in place, fiscal responsibility, and servicing/transportation issues.