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The River Bottoms Vision

Project Description

This year, Spanish Fork City is creating a plan for the area commonly referred to as The River Bottoms which will tell the story of our community values and how we envision the future of this area. As part of this initiative, the public will provide input in creating a framework to guide the preservation, enhancement, and responsible growth of the River Bottoms.

Property owners, residents, community organizations, and others have an important stake in the future of the River Bottoms and their participation is encouraged.

What is the plan process?

The Vision will take approximately one year to complete. The City aims to develop a draft plan by the fall 2018 and complete the final effort and put the plan forward to City Council for adoption by winter 2018.

Phase 1: Discovery: Introduce the process to create the Vision, engage with project stakeholders and the community on their vision for area, and gather information about key trends, existing conditions, opportunities, and constraints.

Phase 2: Envision a Way Forward: Present opportunities analysis and potential scenarios for the future and develop the preliminary Vision.

Phase 3: Plan Development: Present the draft Vision for public review and refine the Vision based on public input for adoption.

plan schedule

Why create a plan?

For the past several decades, Spanish Fork's Land Use Element of the General Plan designated the majority of this area Agricultural. Spanish Fork City has not contemplated any significant development in The River Bottoms; but in recent years, has received several proposals for annexation and multiple requests for development approvals. These proposals led city staff and officials to discuss the future of the area and whether plans should change to allow development and what forms potential development might take. City staff and officials have also discussed the prospect of acting proactively to ensure the preservation of open space and agricultural activities in The River Bottoms. Now is the time to have these important conversations on the future vision for The River Bottoms.

The City constructed 7 miles of paved trail adjacent to the Spanish Fork River and continuously invests in the operation and improvement of the Spanish Oaks Golf Course. The development of the River Trail provides access and opportunities for the community to experience The River Bottoms' unique environment from within. At least partly because of the River Trail, thousands of residents have come to appreciate the unique attributes and qualities of the area. New and renewed interest in the area make this the ideal time to engage with stakeholders and the community on their vision for the future.

How can I be involved?

Interested residents and stakeholders can get involved in the process through a number of ways including this website, social media updates, online surveys, as well as open houses and workshops. It is encouraged to continuously check this website to get current information about opportunities to participate.


Upcoming Event:

What is your vision for the River Bottoms?
Stop by the event on March 8th to share your ideas for how the River Bottoms should grow and develop over the next ten to twenty years. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Kids of all ages welcome!

Visioning Social at the Fairgrounds
Thursday, March 8, 2018
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Ponderosa Building at the Fairgrounds
475 S. Main Street

Cant make it this time?
No worries! Share your ideas with us by completing Online Survey #1, online now! Use the following link to take the survey today: https://goo.gl/3Ncm91

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