BECKLEY – A new plan for the City of Beckley is finally ready for review and officials ask for the public's input.
The 2014 Beckley Comprehensive Plan has been a work in progress up until now. Jill Moorefield, the Director of the Beckley Renaissance, said this is a mandated plan required by the state. Every 10 years the city of Beckley has to draw up a new plan designed to make the city more economically sound, while also improving the look and lifestyle. This year the city has to fund the plan and officials said they hope to make some major positive changes. Areas of focus include housing, transportation and development of existing areas.
"I'm really excited about some of the things they're planning at New River Park to develop that park in the city. Of course with Renaissance we're excited about some of the things they're planning for the downtown area. Not only physical, but they recommend some of the new economic businesses that might work in that area,” said Moorefield.
Moorefield invites anyone interested to review the copies of the Beckley Comprehensive Plan, located at the Raleigh County Library, The zoning office on Eisenhower Dr., or the Mayor’s office. The plan is also available online at planbeckley.com. A public hearing will be held on March 24th for anyone interested to attend, and the official presentation to the City Council will be the following day, March 25th.