City of Smithville Comprehensive Planning Process Task Forces

Following on from the Launch event, and delayed by COVID-19, Task Forces have been set up for the following strategic pillars:

  • Housing and Neighborhood Options
  • Business and Economic Development
  • Recreation and Connectivity
  • Small-Town Feel and Sense of Community

The task forces will work on integrating their strategic pillar into the comprehensive planning process.

To safely comply with the CCPHC and CDC guidelines, the meetings will be slightly different than originally planned.  The consultant team will make their presentations and discuss community input from a remote, digital forum.  Participants will be able to join the discussions virtually, and additionally a link will be streamed live at the High School Performing Arts Center to provide ample social distancing and encourage group discussion.  The task force meetings are now scheduled on the following days and times.

Housing and Neighborhood Options Task Force

Monday, July 27: 4:00pm-6:00pm Performing Arts Center

This Task Force will work on integrating the strategic pillar ‘diverse housing and neighborhood options’ into the Comprehensive Planning process. Specific areas of focus will include finding ways to facilitate the availability of more diverse housing options, exploring residential density and defining and developing neighborhood nodes.

Business and Economic Development Task Force

Tuesday, July 28: 4:00pm-6:00pm Performing Arts Center

This Task Force will work on integrating the strategic pillar ‘strengthen business and economic development’ into the Comprehensive Planning process. Specific areas of focus will include introducing new technology and bioscience uses leveraging nearby airport redevelopment pursuing tourism related business potential and creating dedicated industrial zones.

Recreation and Connectivity Task Force

Wednesday, July 29: 4:00pm-6:00pm Performing Arts Center

This Task Force will work on integrating the strategic pillar ‘enhanced recreation and connectivity’ into the Comprehensive Planning process. Specific areas of focus will include creating a recreation and connectivity masterplan, studying community desires for recreation facilities, building recreation as an economic driver in the community, and building regional trail connectivity.

Small-town Feel and Sense of Community Task Force

Thursday, July 30: 4:00pm-6:00pm Performing Arts Center

This Task Force will work on integrating the strategic pillar ‘retention of small-town feel and sense of community’ into the Comprehensive Planning process. Specific areas of focus will include creating ‘Smithville Community Oasis’ areas, utilizing unique signage and gateways, applying design that fosters a small-town feel and embracing a sustainable future.

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More Information

For more information about the City of Smithville Comprehensive Planning project, please contact:

Jack Hendrix, Director of Development
City of Smithville
107 W. Main St
Smithville, MO 64089
Tel: 816.532.3897
2030compplan@smithvillemo.org
www.smithvillemo.org