City Seeks Public Feedback on Comprehensive Plan at Community Events Next Week

Jul 9, 2024

The public is invited to attend a number of community events next week and at the same time provide valuable insights and feedback in the development of the City’s new Comprehensive Plan.  The City is working to collect valuable public input in the development of a new City Comprehensive Plan - essentially the City’s playbook for the future.  City staff will be available at the following events to seek public feedback:

•July 9: 5-8 p.m. Family Food Truck Night at Canyon Lake Park
•July 10: 7-9 p.m. Concert in the Park at Memorial Park Band Shell
•July 11: 5-8 p.m. Summer Nights at Main Street Square

The City’s current Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2014 and officials are working to upgrade the document to guide the City’s development and decision-making in areas such as housing, transportation, economy, quality of life improvements, infrastructure development and more.

“Rapid City is embarking on an exciting journey to shape our future and want the public to be a part of it,” said City Planning Projects Division Manager Sarah Hanzel.  “The Comprehensive Plan will guide our future growth and development, and better reflect the needs of the current community.”  Hanzel said the community events next week will combine local entertainment and an opportunity to take a few moments to contribute to the community’s future and participate in a collaborative community arts project.  “Our planning team will be on site at the community events, ready to listen to your thoughts and answer questions about the Comprehensive Plan process,” Hanzel said.

Rapid City residents are encouraged to visit to take the questionnaire and learn more. The City is working with the Logan Simpson firm to develop the project.  The City’s current Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 2014, can be accessed on the City’s website at under the ‘Featured Content’ section of the home page.