Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan establishes goals and policies for nearly everything the city does. The document is written with a long-range (20-year) plan horizon. Hot Springs' existing plan was first developed and adopted in 1997, and there is a lot to update. Think of the plan as a blueprint for Hot Springs' future - one that will lead decisions regarding land-use patterns, civic investments concerning water, waste and storm-water, transportation, parks, housing, and other community needs.

Hot Springs' Board of Directors commissioned the plan update in the spring of 2009, prompted by current and projected growth, economic development needs, downtown revitalization, transportation, and other needs. In short, the city wants to take a more active approach to its future - establishing a strategic, sustainable set of goals and policies to improve Hot Springs over time.