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Elevate Las Cruces

Elevate Las Cruces

The City of Las Cruces is in the process of updating its comprehensive plan.

This plan, called "Elevate Las Cruces," is being worked on in a partnership with Halff Associates.

To see a quick overview of the project, meet the people involved in the planning process, and take an online survey to help in the planning, visit elevatelascruces.com

(From the website)

In 2018, City Council provided City staff with the resources to team up with Halff Associates for a complete update to the comprehensive plan, which was only partially updated in 2013 and contains policies from 1999.

The comprehensive plan will assess a variety of community characteristics, including land use, transportation, community infrastructure, economic development, housing, parks, and community design. For each of these elements, the comprehensive plan will answer questions such as:

What do we want the future of Las Cruces to look like?

What policy changes are needed to achieve the future vision?

There are several opportunities for citizens to be involved, including online surveys, public workshops, and a design charrette. Public and stakeholder engagement help to answer these questions and form the overall vision for the plan. A Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC) made up of key Las Cruces stakeholders has been created to serve as a sounding board throughout the plan process. There will also be several opportunities for citizens to be involved, including online surveys, public workshops, and a design charrette.

The resulting comprehensive plan will include strategies and policies that help the Mayor, City Councilors, City staff and the Planning & Zoning Commission as they make development decisions over the next 20 years.

The comprehensive plan is expected to be completed by December 2019.

Elevate Las Cruces

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