Second Columbus planning meeting tonight

Columbus will host the second in a series of meetings on its comprehensive plan 6-8 tonight in the public library at 3000 Macon Road.

City planners and consultants with Jordan, Jones & Goulding are to report their progress on updating the city's master plan that is supposed to map the city's future development and guide land-use decisions through 2028, with updates every five years.

This will be the third set of public meetings on the plan. Rick Jones, the city's planning director, said it's now time for residents to look at what the consultants are drafting and see if it reflects what they want.

Jones said many people wanted "revitalization" in areas of the city that already have been developed, instead of more urban expansion at the edge of town.

A third meeting on the plan will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Baker Middle School, 1215 Benning Drive.

For more information, call city planners at 706-653-4116 or visit www.columbusga.com/MPO/comp_plan.htm.