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What's Ahead

What's Ahead

Focus Areas - We Are Here

Based on community feedback on values, hopes and concerns for open space and mountain parks as well as the data available in the System Overview Report, staff and consultants have identified themes or focus areas to guide OSMP management over the next decade. OSMP staff then asked for community feedback to help confirm the draft focus areas before the Open Space Board of Trustees (OSBT) and City Council are asked to approve them later this summer. OSBT is scheduled to consider and recommend final focus areas on July 11, followed by City Council's final approval on July 17. Stay up-to-date on OSBT and Council involvement.

Curious about where we are in the overall planning process? Read on or see our Project Management Plan (PMP) pdf, which was approved by City Council in January 2018. The PMP reflects a shared understanding of what to expect over the next two years.

Strategies and Priorities - Fall 2018/Early 2019

Once broad focus areas are confirmed, the associated strategies to achieve them must be developed and prioritized based on available funding and other criteria. Over about a six-month process, a sequence of public meetings, digital engagement and a statistically-valid community survey will help refine and prioritize strategies.

Draft Plan - Spring/Summer 2019

Community members will have opportunities to review and comment on the draft plan as it gets reviewed by the Planning Board, the Open Space Board of Trustees and City Council.

Final Plan - Late Summer 2019

The final version of the Master Plan will integrate feedback gathered throughout the entire process. The Master Plan will also have measurable outcomes for tracking progress over time.

Plan Implementation - Fall 2019

OSMP will use the Master Plan to guide development of annual work plans and collaborate with the community and agency partners during implementation.

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