Focus Group Updates – September 24, 2020

We are currently drafting Module 1 of the Monroe County Development Ordinance and anticipate having a draft by November 2020.

Planning staff has conducted public engagement outreach efforts for Module 1 that included a virtual kick-off meeting, a first round of focus group discussions, and the opportunity to join Plan Commission meetings where detailed project updates are provided.

We want to provide you with an update from the seven focus group meetings, consisting of 54 total participants (links to recorded meetings available by request). These focus groups were open to all county residence who were willing to share their knowledge and experience with the County’s existing Zoning Ordinance.  These meetings gave us the opportunity to gather feedback from Monroe County residence regarding their perspective of the Monroe County Zoning Ordinance in terms of what is working and what isn’t.

See the https://www.co.monroe.in.us/egov/documents/1600434345_62207.pdf link to the summary by McBride Dale Clarion of how these 7 focus groups are directly impacting the content of the CDO moving forward.

There will be many more opportunities for engagement throughout the update process. If you would like to be involved, please sign up for our list serve and look for future opportunities for sign-ups.

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