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City seeking input for Tyler 1st Plan related to parks, historic preservation and future land use

May 3, 2019


Press Release
For Immediate Release
May 3, 2019
                  
 
City seeking input for Tyler 1st Plan related to parks, historic preservation and future land use
 
As part of the Tyler 1st comprehensive planning process, the City of Tyler is seeking input from residents on parks and open space, historic preservation and future land use and annexation.  Residents may provide input in two ways:
• At a Public Open House from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on May 7 at the Tyler Municipal Rose Garden, 420 Rose Park Dr.
• By leaving a comment on the City of Tyler website. Go to www.Tyler1st.org. Navigate to the Healthy Living and Natural Environment meeting page.
The purpose of the public open house and digital feedback is to seek resident input on the implementation and status of the selected areas of focus as well as future needs. City officials will analyze the input and incorporate the resident feedback into their decision process during the Tyler 1st Comprehensive Plan update.  
Tyler 1st is the City’s comprehensive plan.  It was originally adopted by the City Council on Nov. 14, 2007 after nearly 18 months of community involvement and input. This 20-year plan created a strategic framework for future actions for the City and defines a vision for the future linked to overall goals and policies.  The plan contains strategies and action items for achieving the goals. 
The plan calls for annual reports to City Council on the status of implementation as well as a comprehensive review every three to five years to revisit the vision, goals and principles.  A steering committee has been appointed by Mayor Martin Heines to oversee this five-year update to the plan. The committee is meeting monthly to review each chapter of the plan and to determine what revisions are needed to align the plan with changing community dynamics.  
“This is a great opportunity for the community to learn about the progress made in implementing Tyler 1st and to provide feedback and suggestions for the next five years,” said City Planning Manager Kyle Kingma.  “Getting resident input is critical to ensuring the plan reflects the vision of the entire community.”
 
Tyler 1st addresses issues such as downtown revitalization, historic preservation, parks and recreation, transportation, housing and neighborhoods. For more information on Tyler 1st, visit the City of Tyler web site or www.Tyler1st.org. 
 
 
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