Comprehensive plan hearing Tuesday

Columbus residents will have a chance Tuesday to address their leaders about the city's next two decades of development.

A public meeting will be held during Columbus Council's monthly work session regarding an important piece of the city's comprehensive plan, which will serve as a blueprint to guide development in Columbus over the next 20 to 25 years.

The component council will consider Tuesday, the community assessment, is essentially a description of current conditions and historical trends in Columbus, and a list of issues the city should consider.

With council's approval, the assessment will be sent to the Lower Chattahoochee Development Center and Department of Community Affairs.

The plan, which is being prepared by Norcross-based Jordan Jones and Goulding, will culminate with the creation of the community agenda, a document that makes suggestions for how the city should develop.

The comprehensive plan must be complete by October 2008.