The public is invited to attend an open house from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18 at Lake Saint Louis City Hall (200 Civic Center Drive) for the Lake Saint Louis Comprehensive Plan.
Attendees at the open house will have an opportunity to review existing conditions, talk with the planning team, and share thoughts on the future needs and vision for Lake Saint Louis. The meeting will be an open house-style format with no formal presentation.
“We have just started the overall planning process,” Mayor Kathy Schweikert said. “This first open house will give residents a chance to learn more about the planning process and share their thoughts about the vision for their city.”
The planning process includes an assessment of existing resources and issues, projections of future conditions and needs, and consideration of collective goals and objectives. The plan will cover topics such as economic development, housing, transportation, land use, community facilities, parks, recreation, and open space.
The planning process started in late summer 2016 and will last approximately 15 months. Resident input is critical to the development of the comprehensive plan so the process incorporates numerous opportunities for resident input including a total of four open houses, surveys, small group meetings, an interactive website, and social media engagement.
In addition to attending the first open house on October 18, the public is encouraged to take an online survey to provide input for the comprehensive plan. A link to the online survey, which will be open until October 31, is available on the project website, www.MyFutureLakeSaintLouis.com and at www.surveymonkey.com/r/LakeSaintLouis. Also on the website is a mapping tool that allows residents to make location-specific comments on a map of the city.
The planning team is led by the i5Group, along with Development Strategies and Shockey Consulting Services. A 12-person resident steering committee is helping guide the process. The steering committee has representatives from the board of aldermen, planning and zoning commission and residents from across the city.
Stephen Ibendahl of the i5Group said, “In addition to the open house, the planning team has met with many community stakeholders. We want to hear from a wide spectrum of residents throughout the planning process.”
For more information about the Lake Saint Louis Comprehensive Plan, visit www.MyFutureLakeSaintLouis.com or contact City Administrator Paul Markworth at (636) 625-1200.