DRAFT GOALS AND RECOMMENDATIONS IN THE WORKS

Following the Comprehensive Plan Update Committee’s work over the summer on draft goals and their review of predominant land uses across the town, the committee is currently discussing draft recommendations for specific ways that Bethlehem can achieve each of the draft goals. The draft recommendations and their associated goals are grouped into separate documents according to the 5 guiding principles. These draft documents will be linked below when they become available:

 

Livable Built Environment – discussed at the 9/14 and 9/30 CPUC meetings

Harmony with Nature – discussed at the 9/30 and 10/12 CPUC meetings

Resilient Economy to be discussed at the 10/28 meeting

Healthy Community  to be discussed at the 10/28 meeting

Responsible Regionalism  to be discussed at the 11/9 meeting

 

Attending the CPUC meetings in-person provides the best experience and greatest opportunity for providing comments to the Committee, but if you can't join us at the EMS Building, you can listen to the discussion via Zoom. If you wish to join via Zoom, please register for the meeting via the meetings tab (above) or the Town Comprehensive Plan Update Committee webpage. As always, recordings of the Comprehensive Plan Update Committee meetings can be watched via the Town's meeting portal. Just be sure to select Comprehensive Plan Update Committee from the drop down list at the top of the page.

 

BETHLEHEM TODAY

To create the right set of goals and recommended actions to reach the vision for Bethlehem, we need to understand the current conditions and trends, what resources are at our disposal, and what challenges we face in the years ahead. The Bethlehem Today video presentation is a thorough overview of the Bethlehem’s natural environments and farmland areas, trends in population growth and demographics, traffic and transportation issues, sustainability efforts, housing patterns, economic development progress, and more.

(Direct link to video here: https://www.facebook.com/BethlehemForward/videos/481880842990970

Many of the full documents, plans, and maps that were reviewed to prepare the "Bethlehem Today" video can be found in the "Documents" section below and to the right on this page.

Questions? Email us at [email protected]

 

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2035 Community Vision
We are actively working on a community vision statement to guide us towards what Bethlehem will look like in 2035. If you attended the public meeting on March 23rd (or watch the recording) and have comments you would like to share on the value statements, vision, or topics discussed, please comment below. You can also email us at [email protected]

NEEDS AND OPPORTUNITY SURVEY

Over 1,750 people  took the Needs and Opportunities Survey! The Survey Summary can be reviewed in the "Documents" section below and to the right on this page. These valuable survey responses will help guide the visioning and planning process throughout the Bethlehem Forward Comprehensive Plan Update project. Thank you! A second survey is planned for Fall 2021. And remember, you can always submit your comments to the Bethlehem Forward project team anytime in the comments section below! "Your town - your voice!"

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We want to hear your thoughts! Tell us what you see as the biggest issues and opportunities facing the Town in the next 15 years and what should be done about it.