Sedona AZ (August 8, 2014) – The City of Sedona is hosting a community planning workshop as the second community event in a very important planning opportunity for the “Western Gateway” of Sedona. This community event is on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 5 p.m. at Saint Andrews Episcopal Church, 100 Arroyo Pinion Drive, in Sedona.
The Western Gateway Community Focus Area (CFA) is the area including the Cultural Park, High School, Yavapai College, Sedona Medical Center and general vicinity. The City will be preparing a specific plan for this area that will address a variety of topics such as land use, circulation, the environment, community, and the economy. This meeting will include an engaging hands-on opportunity for everyone to express their thoughts about key issues and needs for the area.
This planning effort is supported by the Sedona City Council as a way to begin implementing the new Sedona Community Plan. Although the new Community Plan did not make significant changes to land uses on specific properties, it identifies 13 general priority areas for more detailed planning. Within these 13 Community Focus Areas (or CFA’s), specific plans will be developed that are consistent with the Sedona Community Plan’s vision, but are intended to provide better guidance for future development. As part of City Council’s direction, staff is initiating this specific planning effort for the CFA’s around the “Western Gateway” to the community, including the general area described above.
The City’s Citizen Engagement Program is also playing a vital role by including a working group of citizens in this CFA planning project. The Citizen Engagement Program provides several opportunities for citizens to be involved in other City projects.
For questions about this CFA planning process and how to participate, contact Mike Raber at MRaber@SedonaAZ.gov or (928) 204-7106. To learn more about this planning effort, and to submit comments, go to www.SedonaAZ.gov/CFA1. The webpage includes a link to Engage Sedona, an online forum where anyone may provide comments. The comment form also allows you to enter your email address to receive updates.