What is a comprehensive plan?

A comprehensive plan is a document that consists of a goals and policies to serve as a guide to the city's growth and development from the present into the future. It is not a rule book, rather it is meant to serve as a guide in the decision making process to take advantage of future opportunities.

How is the comprehensive plan created?

Through collaboration with local leaders and the community, the planning team begins a multi-phase process by 

  • Researching the existing conditions, demographics and economic resources

  • Identify strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities for the present and future

  • Hold public participation events and meetings that outline the visions for the future

  • Identify ways to sustain the current strengths of the community and how to best achieve the visions of the future 

  • Create draft plan, revise and adopt

What does the comprehensive plan cover?

Areas of focus include:

  • History - regional connections and partnerships

  • Demographics - what does the current population look like and what will it look like in the future

  • Land Use - housing, community facilities, commercial and industrial areas of the present and the future

  • Economics - major employers and growing industries

  • Infrastructure and Utilities - what the current condition of these services is and how they can meet future needs

  • Transportation - accommodations to increase all modes of transportation including streets, bikeways, trails and sidewalks

  • Public Facilities - how public facilities could best serve the future community

  • Parks - parks and recreation spaces for everyone in the community

  • Schools - schools and educational opportunities for the city

  • Civic Resources - addressing ways to best serve a wider range of people

  • Issues and Opportunities - What will likely be issues in the future? What long term opportunities can be anticipated for now?

About Ogden

Welcome to Ogden Kansas the "City with Pride" a small close-knit community of 2000 residents located  between Manhattan and Fort Riley Kansas. Ogden is a growing community and offers a great lifestyle for young and old, single and married, families with children and without.  Located at the gates to Ft. Riley, home of The Big Red One, come experience our hospitality, we are only three miles from the Manhattan Regional Airport!

About the Flint Hills Regional Council

The Flint Hills Regional Council is a voluntary service association of local Kansas governments from Chase, Geary, Lyon, Morris, Riley, Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee counties and/or their respective municipalities and unincorporated areas. These local Flint Hills governments have formed the Flint Hills Regional Council to provide service of mutual benefit to the region best gained from cooperation and partnership. 

Through open communications, excellent data resources and professional expertise of the highest standards, the Flint Hills Regional Council provides leadership support and technical assistance across all government and civic sectors of these counties and beyond, as requested. 

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