Oak Ridge Seeks Community Input for New “City Blueprint”

January 11, 2017

The last year has been an exciting period in Oak Ridge. New commercial buildings are being constructed in the City Center, improvements in our parks and trails are on the horizon and the National Historic Park is beginning to take shape. The Oak Ridge Planning Commission, with input from other boards, commissions and City leaders, has decided that it is time to begin crafting an updated long-range development plan, or “City Blueprint,” which would provide guidance in future growth and decisions. During the creation of this guiding document, it will be vital to receive input on its focus and content from the people of Oak Ridge.

Preparations for the City Blueprint will begin with a kick-off meeting on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at High Places Church in Historic Grove Center. The event will run from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and all members of the community are invited. Attendees will be asked to provide information about where they live and their contact information.

Residents will be asked for feedback on what Oak Ridge is doing right, city services that can be done better and new innovative ideas that can be implemented. The Blueprint will become the collective vision for our future together. The information provided will be taken, analyzed, consolidated, and fed directly into documents which will form the new Oak Ridge City Blueprint.

The City encourages everyone to attend the kick-off and share opinions, ideas and dreams for the future of our great community.

What:         Oak Ridge City Blueprint Kick-Off Meeting

When:       Thursday, January 26, 2017

4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Where:      High Places Church - Historic Grove Center

123 Randolph Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830


For more information, contact the City’s Community Development office by phone at (865) 425-3531 or visit the planning website at oakridgetn.gov/online/2017masterplan.