In 1989, the city adopted a comprehensive plan. Since then, the community has changed considerably. With more than 110,000 people and currently the sixth largest city in the state of Tennessee, the new comprehensive plan will provide a long-term vision for the future and a framework that will help achieve the mission of city government: to enhance the quality of life for all citizens.
In Bragg’s recommendation of the project, he encouraged the community’s participation and recognition that the comprehensive plan will be an exciting, community-led effort, addressing the goals of providing safe and livable neighborhoods, a city with strong and sustainable financial health, excellent services with a focus on customer service, and most importantly, an engaged citizenry.
Consulting firms are asked to submit proposals that address various elements, such as history and population; economic development, land use, housing, utilities, community facilities, urban design, cultural resources, in addition to others.
Proposals for the comprehensive plan are due by Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at 3 p.m.
City officials said they will evaluate proposals based on a company’s experience and staffing with comprehensive plans, the quality of the proposal, and the consultant’s commitment to innovation and community engagement.
Bragg said that public sentiment indicates residents desire a “road map” for the city.
“We need the community’s help to keep Murfreesboro a beautiful and progressive city that is a safe place to live with an affordable cost of living,” Bragg said. “This will be a major undertaking for the city, one that will forever shape the city of Murfreesboro.”
For additional information concerning the comprehensive plan and proposals, visit www.murfreesborotn.gov.