Beyond Tomorrow Downtown Plan

Welcome to the Beyond Tomorrow Downtown Plan page where you will find regular updates on the project. The Beyond Tomorrow Downtown Plan is a comprehensive development plan for the downtown Manhattan area. It will replace the Downtown Tomorrow Plan, which was adopted in 2000 and has been successfully completed for several years. The new plan is expected to be adopted by the end of 2023.

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Latest Updates

Steering Committee

On November 15, 2022, the City Commission approved the mayor's recommendation via the consent agenda for selected applicants to serve on the Downtown Plan Steering Committee. The committee will help inform and guide the recommendations and action steps that will be established in the plan.

Project Chronology

Fall 2022

November 15: City Commission appoints Downtown Plan Steering Committee members.

Summer 2022

Background Report: City Staff began compiling data and began analysis to be included in the background report for the plan. It will take stock of existing conditions, assess recent and historic trends, and create benchmarks for measurable success in the future in critical matters. The report will also create a starting point on dialogue of the challenges and opportunities facing downtown which will lead to decisions about its future, informed by data and guided by community input. Below is the general area of interest to be assessed in this report, referred to as the Study Area. This may not the same as the “Plan Area”, which will be the primary area affected by policy recommendations and action steps and be established and finalized in the Beyond Tomorrow Plan Document. Study Area (only)

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Questions? Contact Email Ben Chmiel, Senior Planner, or call 785-587-2438