Planning for Pittsburg’s Future

City Press Releases

June 17, 2019

City of Pittsburg seeks community input for land use plan

PITTSBURG, KS – The City of Pittsburg is creating a land use plan to guide future developments within the city limits and is asking residents to get involved. The City is planning a public open house event, conducting interviews and has published an online survey to gather feedback from citizens. 

The land use plan will serve as a guide for residents, property owners, developers, city and county staff members, and elected officials in making sound land use, design and development decisions for Pittsburg. The plan will take a parcel-by-parcel look at land located inside the city limits and determine the most appropriate use of that land. This document will serve as the blueprint for how future developments take place and is the first step toward creating a comprehensive plan.

“It’s been decades since the City of Pittsburg had a comprehensive plan for the community, and a land-use plan is the foundation of working toward that goal,” says City of Pittsburg Assistant Planner Brittan Brenner. “Pittsburg is experiencing unprecedented economic growth and in order to continue this growth for decades to come, coordinated, sustainable developments must take place. A land-use plan provides us with the guidance we need to achieve that.”

Brenner says citizen input into the process will make sure the land use plan reflects the needs and desires of the community.

“Community participation in the planning process is vital to ensuring that future development in Pittsburg reflects what our citizens want,” she says. “By analyzing existing data, including maps, preexisting plans and zoning regulations, we will compare it to the information collected through our survey, community focus groups and public open house event.”

How to get involved:

The online survey is now available on the city’s website at www.pittks.org. Residents can submit their responses by Wednesday, June 26.

Citizens can also participate in a public open house on Wednesday, July 17, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, at Block22 in the community conference room, 402 N. Broadway Street, Pittsburg.

Participants can also sign up to be involved in a 30-minute small group interview. Times and dates for these interviews are flexible to accommodate differing schedules of the participants. More information can be found at www.pittsburglanduse.com.

For questions about the land use plan, call Brittan Brenner at (620) 240-5190 or email brittan.brenner@pittks.org.

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The mission of the City of Pittsburg is to provide exceptional services, facilities and activities with integrity, professionalism, excellent customer service and a commitment to economic vitality.

 

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