Comprehensive Plan & Land Use Code Update
The Town of Wellington Comprehensive Plan is a guiding document crafted through community input to provide a 20+ year vision for the Town's future. The goal of comprehensive planning is to align that vision with expected growth of the community, ensuring resident values, resources, and infrastructure are properly planned.
The Comprehensive Plan steering committee made up of Wellington community members is excited to release the draft plan document as the next step in the process.
To create the Comprehensive Plan draft, the steering committee has hosted public forums, surveys, and stakeholder interviews, but the community input will not stop there.
After publication of the Comprehensive Plan draft on March 9, 2021, all community members are encouraged to review the plan and submit comments on the interactive online document. Hard copies of the document will also be available for review in-person.
There will be a presentation of the Comprehensive Plan draft at the Board of Trustees meeting on March 9, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. Meeting information is available on the Board of Trustees agenda which will be published before the meeting and will be updated on this page
The Town is updating its Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Code to identify and articulate the community vision and objectives that will set the road map for the Town’s growth from now into 2040. For more information on this process and timeline, see the bottom of this page.
Listening to and responding to you, the Town's residents, is key to enhancing this planning effort. For this reason, as illustrated on the project timeline further below, there will be many opportunities for you to get involved. Your involvement means that the Town's policies and programs are shaped 'by you' and 'for you'.
Phase 1 & Phase 2 Engagement Series are now closed! Thanks to everyone who participated and contributed to over 600 submissions.
Other ways to get involved... To stay informed about project updates and other involvement opportunities, please be sure to follow us on Facebook @WellingtonCo1905 or come back to this website often.
What the community values most about Wellington. This word cloud was developed from over 300 submissions received during the project's first phase. The larger the font, the more times a word was repeated.
Understanding the Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Code Update process
This planning process will start with a Comprehensive Plan (the Plan) looking at all facets of the community, including but not limited to: managing growth; land use and development patterns; major infrastructure and facilities planning; attraction of commercial development (including development and redevelopment downtown); resource allocation (including looking at recommendations to maximize water supply); transportation; park and open space management; and regional coordination.
The Land Use Code will serve as the regulatory tool to implement the principles and policies identified in the Comprehensive Plan. Once finalized, the two components of this planning effort will enable the Town’s governing bodies in their decision-making, to move policy and development forward in a purposeful and productive way.