WEB - NEWS - Public comment on comp. planThe City of Prineville is working with DMC Consulting Services to assist with the development of the city's first independent comprehensive plan that will outline the community's growth for the next 20 years.
Public input is critical in the development of this plan, as future land use decisions will be made from the plan once it is adopted, as City Planning Director Michael Cerbone pointed out.
City land use ordinances control development within the city limits.
Land use ordinances are guided by the comprehensive plan.
Cerbone said a joint county-city comprehensive plan currently manages land use issues for areas within the urban growth boundary (UGB).
The recent UGB expansion broadened the land use planning responsibilities and the city is currently required by state law to prepare and adopt a new comprehensive plan that will focus on urban issues and manage Prineville's growth for at least 20 years.
Cerbone said City of Prineville residents are encouraged to review the draft comprehensive plan and provide comments to the planning department staff. This first draft is based on local values and will be supplemented and modified after the city staff receive public input. Therefore, public comments are needed in order to help the city finish the plan.