Kosciusko County, the Kosciusko County Community Foundation, K21 Health Foundation and local communities are joining forces to complete a one-of-a-kind update to the County’s current 1996 Comprehensive Plan. Over the course of 2021, residents, community leaders, and community organizations came together to discuss local challenges, identify unique community features and determine how Kosciusko County and the local communities can grow, evolve and improve.
FORWARD Kosciusko County will serve as the County’s comprehensive plan and will include detailed information and recommendations on local and county-wide land use, government and fiscal capacity, public utilities, facilities and services, placemaking, housing, transportation, agriculture, natural resources, parks and recreation, trails, and downtown revitalization.
FORWARD Kosciusko County is intended to represent all of us and will be OUR tool to build a better future together.
What is it?
PURPOSE OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
A comprehensive plan is a guidance document for local staff and leaders to reference when making decisions about the growth and development of
In its simplest form, the primary purpose of the plan is to outline a community-wide vision that looks 10 – 20
years into the future.
How was it created?
PLANNING PROCESS AND ENGAGEMENT
Over the course of 14 months, the planning team collected data, conducted a detail analysis and gathered input and ideas from stakeholders and local residents. The compiled information allowed us to better understand what is happening today
and what can be expected for the future.
What is our vision?
OUR SHARED ASPIRATIONS AND IDEAS
The FORWARD Kosciusko County Comprehensive Plan established a county-wide vision for the future. A vision statement is a narrative that paints a picture of what can be achieved following the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan.
How will we get there?
FINAL PLAN MATERIALS
The FORWARD Kosciusko County Comprehensive Plan includes recommendations on five key themes: PEOPLE, PLACES, SYSTEMS, DESTINATIONS and PARTNERSHIPS.
Each theme has a dedicated set of goals, policy objectives and physical recommendations that will allow local and county officials the tools they need to guide decisions for the next 10-15 years.