The City uses the Neighborhood Planning Framework(PDF, 295KB) as a guide for the neighborhood plan update process. The framework helps the community and City staff navigate the neighborhood planning process in order to build better plans. The framework provides a starting point for creating a schedule and work program that are customized to the needs of the neighborhood. The framework establishes expectations for both the neighborhood and City staff throughout the planning process. Lastly, it includes a cookbook of policies to help the community design policies that will shape its future.
In 2025, the neighborhood planning process will transition to a new updating process. All neighborhood plans will receive a comprehensive update with each 10-year major Comprehensive Plan Update, and individual neighborhood plans will be updated as needed during any annual Comprehensive Plan Update. Every neighborhood plan update process incorporates public participation and provides various avenues for community input.