About the Plan

The comprehensive plan will set out a 20-year policy and strategic framework for the City of Birmingham. Guided by an overall vision that embodies the unique personality, culture, and heritage of our community, the planning process will establish a set of goals, policies, strategies, and implementation actions to achieve the plan’s vision for Birmingham’s future. This will be the city’s first full comprehensive plan since 1961. It’s our opportunity to set a new course for Birmingham in the 21st century.

A comprehensive plan is both a process and a document. It has three fundamental parts:

  • A consensus vision of the future: what do we want our shared destiny to be?
  • A strategy to pursue the vision: how do we get there?
  • An action plan to achieve the vision: how do we get started?

To learn more about the comprehensive plan, click HERE for answers to some frequently asked questions.

To learn more about the consultant team working on the comprehensive plan, click HERE.

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