Dubuque Metropolitan Area Transportation Study & Regional Planning Affiliation 8

What is a Comprehensive Plan?
The City of Dewitt is creating a comprehensive plan that will chart a course for the future of the community. 
  • The comprehensive plan is an important document that is used to guide the future growth and development of the county.
  • The comprehensive plan presents a vision for the future, with long-range goals and objectives for all activities that affect growth and development of the county.
  • The plan is “comprehensive” because it covers a wide range of issues.
  • The process of creating the plan gives the entire community a chance to be involved in shaping the future of the county.
  • The plan is a policy guide, not regulations. 
  • Policies recommended in the plan are shaped by public participation.

Planning Process
The planning process will work to bring people together and build a community consensus around a vision for the future of DeWitt. Important opportunities for the entire community to be involved and to shape the future of the city are:

  • Project Website – “Your Ideas” page
  • Community Survey – online format and paper copies
  • Public Workshops  
  • Social Media
  • Public Meetings
  • Public Hearings

Key partners in this planning process are: 

  • Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee
  • Planning and Zoning Commission
  • DeWitt City Council

The planning process is expected to take 12 months, from September 2023 through September 2024.