Intel, Amgen Demonstrate Value of Strategic Planning

New Albany’s record-setting pace of growth is exactly what the City has proactively planned for since its first strategic plan, which was written in 1998 based on community input and sound planning principles. By planning strategically, the city can anticipate, direct and shape growth rather than react to it while creating a balanced live-work-play community with pedestrian-friendly amenities, connectivity, mixed-use environments, residential housing, parks and recreation and environmental sustainability.

Strategic planning allows New Albany to prioritize community needs, prudently allocate city resources, manage public infrastructure, guide private development and generate revenue to support services while fulfilling the community’s shared vision for the future. It influences residential, business and retail land use and drives investments in quality-of-life amenities such as parks and leisure trails.