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Lakewood ‘Community Vision’ Proposal Finalized

City officials expected to present the revised plan to Lakewood City Council this spring.

It’s been 20 years since Lakewood’s had a new Community Vision.

In 1993, the most important issues facing the city were image, housing, economic development and physical environment.

While those issues are still important, city officials set out last year to update Lakewood's Community Vision, a document that outlines the state of the city and provides an outlook for the future.

The issues that were highlighted for the new vision include safety, mobility, housing, education & culture, community wellness and commercial development.

And this time around, city officials hope to put the document into practical use.

The city's planning commission recently reviewed — and OK'd — the new document. 

Lakewood City Council is expected to vote on whether to adopt the document later this spring.

Part of the idea behind the update, city officials say, is that it allows a “built-in option” to regularly update the process.

The vision will “live” as an online plan where it can be reviewed — and changed — on the city’s website.

“After all the hard work in the community over the last year, we now have a working draft that reflects that vision for the hopes and dreams for the future of Lakewood,” said Dru Siley, the city’s director of planning and development. 

For more information, check out the presentation online.

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