Beyond Tomorrow Downtown Plan

Welcome to the Beyond Tomorrow Downtown Plan page where you will find regular updates on the project. The Beyond Tomorrow Downtown Plan is a comprehensive development plan for the downtown Manhattan area. It will replace the Downtown Tomorrow Plan, which was adopted in 2000 and has been successfully completed for several years. The new plan is expected to be adopted by the end of 2023.

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Project Chronology

Winter 2023

Stakeholder Meetings: City Staff continues to meet with individual and group stakeholders to get preliminary input and guidance on the planning process.

February 27: First work session with the Historic Resources Board of Manhattan.

February 13: First work session with the Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board.

Fall 2022

December 16: Downtown Plan Steering Committee holds its first meeting.

December 7: Downtown Plan Technical Committee holds its first meeting.

November 15: City Commission appoints Downtown Plan Steering Committee members.

Summer 2022

Background Report: City Staff began compiling data and began analysis to be included in the background report for the plan. It will take stock of existing conditions, assess recent and historical trends, and create benchmarks for measurable success in the future in critical matters. The report will also create a starting point for dialogue on the challenges and opportunities facing downtown which will lead to decisions about its future, informed by data and guided by community input. Below is the general area of interest for this report, referred to as the Study Area. This may not be the same as the “Plan Area”, which will be the primary area affected by policy recommendations and action steps and be established and finalized in the Beyond Tomorrow Plan Document. Study Area

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Questions? Contact Email Ben Chmiel, Senior Planner, or call 785-587-2438