What’s the difference between a comprehensive plan and “zoning”?
Comprehensive plans (sometimes referred to as “long-range” or “general” plans) are essentially policy documents – intended to guide decisions by staff and elected officials. What are commonly referred to as land development or zoning regulations are just that – specific, legal regulations governing building and land use. The development code is intended to implement comp plan goals, so the two are related, but kept separate - and may only be revised through public process and adoption by board action.

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1. What is the Hot Springs Comprehensive Plan?
2. Who commissioned the plan, and why?
3. What’s the difference between a comprehensive plan and “zoning”?
4. How long will the update take?
5. Who can take part in the process?
6. How do I get involved in the planning process?
7. What will the plan include?
8. Will any revisions to Hot Springs’ zoning or development code take place?
9. Who are the consultant team members?