SENECA MASTER PLAN
The City of Seneca, Kansas retained the Landplan Engineering team to develop a process that would update the existing Comprehensive Plan and create a Master Plan for City-owned property on the west side of town. The process included the formation of a steering committee, data collection and analysis, public input, schematic design, master planning, future land use planning, identification of funding sources, and adoption of the Master Plan.
The Landplan team held a public input workshop to present a Preliminary Future Land Use Plan and Preliminary Concept Plan for the western portion of Seneca. Group charettes were conducted to generate feedback and ideas for the Final Master Plan and Future Land Use Plan. Using input from the public workshop, the Final Master Plan and Future Land Use Plan were completed.
The Landplan Engineering team also developed cost estimates for infrastructure improvements, identified funding alternatives, and developed a capital improvement program.
Land use Planning
Land use planning establishes directions for a city or county's growth. It reflects existing uses of land, such as residential, commercial, civic, and industrial, and provides a roadmap to where the municipality wants to be as additional development occurs. Though related to zoning, land use plans are guidelines, strong but not conclusive directives to developers of what is acceptable within the planning jurisdiction of the city or county. Land use plans address the transition from one type of use to another and define the level of service expansions anticipated in growing areas.
Landplan provides land use planning services both as part of comprehensive plans for municipalities and as stand-alone assignments. Landplan supports land use designations with strategies for extension of municipal services, and the firm's integration of planning and engineering provide a functional check on the viability of land use plans. Landplan is also adept at building community authored plans through use of public workshops and refinements through presentations at public meetings to receive feedback. We understand that land use plans ultimately represents the definition a community gives to itself.