Welcome to TogetherDM,

a community-wide effort to make the Delaware-Muncie region a stronger and more vibrant place.



The adopted plan can be viewed in the library


The four parts of the plan provide a detailed overview of our region’s priorities, our decision-making framework, our general direction, and the outcomes we seek.

It includes Strategic Investment Plans for the City of Muncie and Delaware County to guide implementation efforts.



As an implementable plan that reflects widely shared values and the community’s top priorities, TogetherDM provides leaders and organizations throughout Delaware-Muncie with tools for making consistent, well-informed, and strategic decisions with their resources to achieve well-defined outcomes.




During 2021, the TogetherDM process produced

three documents in one

Delaware-Muncie Comprehensive Plan




TogetherDM is the new Delaware-Muncie Comprehensive Plan—a long-range planning document that provides Delaware County and the City of Muncie with the following tools:


  • A decision-making framework based on the community’s core values and planning principles


  • A set of priorities and goals for focused attention by public and private sector partners


  • Guidance on “what goes where” to shape future development and redevelopment in ways that support community goals


The new plan replaced a comprehensive plan that was adopted in 2000.


Muncie

Strategic Investment Plan



The TogetherDM planning process also produced a Muncie Strategic Investment Plan to provide detailed implementation guidance of the Delaware-Muncie Comprehensive Plan within the City of Muncie.


This city-focused document serves as the latest iteration of the Muncie Action Plan, a community-based planning process that began in 2009-2010.


Delaware County

Strategic Investment Plan



A Delaware County Strategic Investment Plan was also produced to provide detailed implementation guidance of the Delaware-Muncie Comprehensive Plan within the County (outside of the City of Muncie).


This county-focused document provides focused recommendations for future planning efforts and capital improvements.


What was the process?

TogetherDM’s Three-Phase Process


Three overlapping phases were used to organize TogetherDM, culminating in the finalization and adoption of plan at the end of 2021.

Phase 1: DISCOVERY

Analysis and Key Issue Identification



See The Big Things to learn more about this work and priority issues that were identified.


Phase 2: ENGAGEMENT

Vision, Values, Principles, and Priorities


See Speak Up! to learn about the community engagement opportunities that shaped the planning process.


Phase 3: DEVELOPMENT

Plan Writing and Adoption



See Library for project documents and presentations.


Who's behind TogetherDM?

TogetherDM is coordinated by the Delaware-Muncie Metropolitan Plan Commission (DMMPC) and its planning consultants—czbLLC and Ingalls Planning & Design.


At the heart of the TogetherDM process is a Steering Committee of Delaware County and Muncie residents who represent a wide range of backgrounds and community sectors. Together, along with feedback solicited from the broader public throughout the process, they will shape the content of the Delaware-Muncie Comprehensive Plan and the Muncie Strategic Investment Plan.


Delaware-Muncie Metropolitan Plan Commission (DMMPC