This week, the Spring Hill Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved what is now seen as the City’s most important planning document – the Spring Hill Rising 2040: Comprehensive Plan.
The Comprehensive Plan describes the community’s vision and directs how the City will develop over time, how it will function in the future, the quality of life opportunities that citizens will be able to experience, and the ways to accomplish that vision. The plan guides the city through future growth as it relates to transportation, housing, recreation, economic development, and historic preservation.
“It’s the City’s most important plan because it creates vision, goals and policies to consider when our leaders make decisions for the City,” said Spring Hill City Planner Dara Sanders, who wrote the updated plan. “It tells the world who we are, what we want to be, and how we will get there.”
Since the adoption of the City’s former Comprehensive Plan in 2011, Spring Hill has experienced significant growth and change, prompting the Spring Hill Planning Commission to pursue an update to the plan. The City of Spring Hill began the process a year ago, including five public meetings to gather public feedback on the plan. The plan update was written to be specific to Spring Hill in all of its strengths, opportunities, and challenges.
The City enlisted the help of citizens to guide its long-term goals on how the city should be developed over the coming decades. A diverse steering committee was formed made up of community members and stakeholders of all walks of life to offer input on what they wanted to see in the Spring Hill Comprehensive Plan.
The City expresses sincere thanks and appreciation to the Spring Hill Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee members, including: Gerald Bolden, senior project manager with Atkins Group engineers; Bill Chatman, former Franklin planning commissioner; Flo Grabowski, Benchmark Realty; Gary Hulion, vice president for the Tennessee Division of Sentry Management; Peter Jenkins, bestselling author and longtime resident; Jerry Johnson, former planning and zoning commissioner for a Minneapolis suburb; Matt Meyer, attorney; Greg Pope, general manager at Autobody Advantage in Spring Hill; Jordon Shaw, information technology consultant, Parks & Rec. Committee member; Abbie Stofel, community outreach coordinator with TriStar Spring Hill ER; Geoff Woolard, assistant fire marshal with the City of Franklin; and Spring Hill City Judge Blair Morgan.
Stay tuned as we bring you more, in-depth stories on the Spring Hill Comprehensive Plan.