March 17, 2020 – Two weeks ago, over 75 community members gathered at Destination 2045 to test the initial plan direction and establish a community-defined vision and mission to further guide the long-range transportation plan for the Anderson Metropolitan Planning Area. Participants at the Summit were asked to reflect on a series of survey questions related to land use, growth, development, and transportation (derived through the initial round of engagement) to help define how the region is today or intends to be in the future. Previous community engagement included the “inMotion Community Conversations”, interceptor events at local organizations and businesses, focus group discussions, and online activities.
“It doesn’t matter what size your town or city is, what matters is the quality of life” – Keynote Speaker Gabe Klein
All input from the first phase of the inMotion process was captured through a master database. It was then categorized, analyzed and summarized by the planning team and compiled into Part I of the Vision and Values Report. This input will serve as the foundation for the Metropolitan Transportation Plan.
The next phase will begin to more directly inform the Transportation Plan with the input from both the Summit and previous engagement activities. It will focus on summarizing goals and priorities, selecting discrete actions, and drafting and revising the transportation plan until finalization.
Continue to check out the 2045 inMotion web site to stay involved and up-to-date on the planning process!