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Tourism is one of three themes, which also include community and the environment, under discussion for the Sedona Community Plan.

Sedona Community Plan: Imagine Sedona 2020 and Beyond

The community plan is slated for voter approval in 2013 following approval from Sedona City Council.

City of Sedona Associate Planner Kathy Levin recently said three themes rose to the top following months of extensive public involvement. Those three themes, or visions, are community, tourism and the environment, according to planners with a steering committee tasked with developing the new Sedona Community Plan. The themes are currently in the development phase.

All three will likely be used within the framework of the plan, Levin said.

The Sedona Community Plan development process, called Imagine Sedona 2020 and Beyond, will form the development policy for the city, offer a statement of the community’s goals and be used as a framework for the city’s objectives in the future.

Tourism-Centered Vision

City of Sedona Associate Planner Kathy Levin said a vision of Sedona, with a focus on community, would include considering Sedona as a residential community before other considerations. Discussion on what that focus would mean include a number of ideas, she said.

Considerations under the community vision would include being pedestrian-friendly, where trails were easily accessible and a public square or plaza would be within walking distance, replacing medians, roundabouts and center turning lanes, business parking lots that are more interconnected, public transit considerations to alleviate traffic, increased educational opportunities such as at the community college level, housing options, increased local food production and gardening and other ideas.

For the full story, see the Friday, Oct. 26, edition of the Sedona Red Rock News. For an explanation of the enviornmental-centered vision, see the Wednesday, Oct. 24, edition. For the tourism-centered vision, see the Friday, Oct. 19, edition.


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