Muncie Action Plan
The Most Recent MAP Newsletter
|Muncie Action Plan Website|
The Muncie Action Plan provides a pathway to the future - a vibrant future that you, the residents of Muncie have said you want to become a reality During the implementation phase, we intend develop, utilizing the ideas and input of more than 2,000 residents -- an unprecedented coming together of the community ... The public has been involved in every stage, generating ideas, articulating values and affirming goals and actions. Now we begin implementation of this plan with efforts coming from every sector, every neighborhood, every age group, education level and work status ... Our role is to encourage, instigate, applaud and publicize the work the community does toward accomplishing our work as stated in the Muncie Action Plan.
|The Muncie Action Plan is a strategic guide that expresses the values and aspirations of our community, while creating a compelling action agenda for the future.More than 100 volunteers donated hundreds of hours of their time to ensure that the Plan was an open process representing all community demographics. The Plan includes long-term goals and measurable action steps which will accomplish a realistic vision and uphold the values identified by our community. Indeed, the public has been involved every step of the way—first to generate ideas, next to articulate 'values,' and finally to affirm goals and actions.Recommendations from the community, accompanied by extensive factual analysis of trends and conditions, form the basis of the Plan. The Plan is divided into five initiative areas each with specific action steps designed to realize the vision of a stronger, better Muncie. The Plan will be used by the community as public and private decisions are made concerning development, redevelopment, capital improvements, and other matters affecting the well being of the community. The Plan will be used as the Delaware-Muncie Metropolitan Plan Commission begins working on a Comprehensive Plan update. It will be used by Community Development as it prioritizes projects and funding.The Plan encourages cooperation and neighborhood development. It recognizes that the whole community is responsible for education, community image and identity, economic development and for the effective use of community resources. To our knowledge it is the first city-wide strategic plan and has had unprecedented success in involving the whole community.The Plan strongly recommends an integrated approach to land use and reuse so that decisions are not made in isolation; rather, each decision should consider its impact on other areas (neighborhoods, pedestrian movement, educating the public) and be examined through the lens of the Plan's goals, principles, and action steps|
|A FULL version of the Muncie Action Plan (8 mb)|