Thompson Engineering was hired in 2016 to help the City of Fairhope identify a vision statement, preferred growth alternatives, and community issues regarding quality of life issues for residents of the city. This included policy statements, goals, objectives, guidelines, maps, and graphics that served as a working framework for the development of the future land use public policy.
This framework provided clear and predictable guidance to developers, stakeholders, and citizens. It also helped maintain collaborative and respectful relationships within the community and surrounding neighbors, and establish policies for coordinated development / redevelopment and potential infrastructure expansion.
The Comprehensive Plan Update provided the City of Fairhope with quality residential growth and general improvements for the protection of the quality of life for the city’s residents and businesses. Residential and commercial density, type, and location were considered in conjunction with existing zoning, remaining developable land, and existing and proposed infrastructure developments.