Cities and counties are in constant need of improvement. Roads need widening, buildings need remodeling, and schools, housing, and businesses need to be built. Change can be exciting—but sometimes the process seems to take forever to get moving.
Yet no project can get started without planning. One major project in the works for our area combines planning and public opinion: Growing Forward.
Described as “our community’s new planning framework for the future of Chattanooga and Hamilton County area,” Growing Forward is a three-step plan that involves reviewing the past, revising the present, and renewing plans for the future.
The first step, Renewing Our Vision, sets the stage for Growing Forward. Designed as a comprehensive overview, Renewing Our Vision will provide an analysis of changes in our demographics, environment, and infrastructure.
Renewing Our Vision also allows locals to determine important values and goals and what level of priority they are for the community.
While still in its early stages, the team at Growing Forward offers several ways to get involved, including a monthly newsletter, a calendar of upcoming events, a contact page to share thoughts, and more.
To learn more about and keep track of Growing Forward visit growingforwardchc.com
— Madeline Chambliss