The four parts of this 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.
Through the crafting of implementable plans that reflect widely shared values and the community’s top priorities, TogetherDM will provide 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 will produce three documents
Delaware-Muncie Comprehensive Plan
At the core of TogetherDM is the development of the new Delaware-Muncie Comprehensive Plan—a long-range planning document that will provide 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 goalsfor 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
Implementablestrategiesthat will help the community work towards specific outcomes
The new plan will replace the previous comprehensive plan,which was adopted in 2000.
Strategic Investment Plan
The TogetherDM planning process will also produce 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 will also serve as the latest iteration of the Muncie Action Plan, a community-based planning process that began in 2009-2010.
Strategic Investment Plan
The TogetherDM planning process will also produce a Delaware County Strategic Investment Plan to provide detailed implementation guidance of the Delaware-Muncie Comprehensive Plan within the County (outside of the City of Muncie).
This county-focused document will ultimately provide focused recommendations for future planning efforts and capital improvements.
What is the process?
TogetherDM’s Three-Phase Process
Three overlapping phases are being 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 are being identified.
Phase 2: ENGAGEMENT
Vision, Values, Principles, and Priorities
See Speak Up! to learn about opportunities to add your voice to TogetherDM and to see what the community is saying.
Phase 3: DEVELOPMENT
Plan Writing and Adoption
See Library for project documents and presentations, as well as draft plans to review during the final project phase.
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.