Downtown Plan Steering Committee

If you are interested in serving on the project steering committee, you may fill out this interest formThis is a temporary committee assembled to advise, inform, and assist throughout the creation and adoption of an area plan for downtown, called the Beyond Tomorrow Downtown Plan that would supersede the 2000 Downtown Tomorrow Plan. The plan will guide development and policy decisions in the downtown for the next 10-20 years.

The committee is made up of 14 members of the community representing distinctive interests and organizations in the community identified by the City Commission as critical to the plan's success. Below is a list of required roles:

  • Downtown Property Owner/Investor 
  • Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board Member 
  • Downtown Manhattan Inc. Board Member 
  • Manhattan Town Center Representative 
  • Large Business Owner 
  • Small Business Owner 
  • Minority Business Owner 
  • City Commissioner (2) 
  • Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce Representative 
  • Housing Study Steering Committee Member 
  • Historic Preservation Representative 
  • Neighborhood Residents (one from each of the areas below) 
    • North Downtown 
    • South Poyntz 
    • Downtown Proper 


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