neXtPlan is citizen-driven. First, a diverse group of residents and community leaders (called "neXTeam") will be convened to advise City staff on community involvement and plan development. During late 2022, all Xenia residents will have the opportunity to take an opinion survey to help identify the direction of neXtPlan. Early in 2023 there will be listening sessions, open to the public, allowing residents to discuss their priorities in person, with one another and with City staff. Focus groups will occur later in the process and each will consist of a meeting organized around a specific topic, such as housing, mobility, economic development, etc. This public input will be combined with objective analysis of demographic and market trends to create goals, objectives and strategies. Once completed, the draft plan will be shared with the general public for review, to make sure we "got it right." Only after completion of this process will the City consider the plan for formal adoption - likely in late 2023.
More information will be available in the coming weeks, including specific dates and links.