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Phenix City looks at city's big picture plan

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) -

At least once a decade, the Phenix City council takes a look at the city's current state, and re-evaluates its plan to move forward, setting guidelines for the Planning Commission and Council.

Phenix City Public Works Director Angel Moore explains, "It's all bases off of our budgets each year. It sort of just blends in different things that we have. I mean, some of it goes from, you know, updates and subdivision regulations, and our zoning ordinance. Those are just some of the in-house, administrative things that we want to do."

It's a plan the city officials say took years to draft, and the group sought the public's help.

Phenix City Finance Director, Steve Smith adds, "We've had public hearings. You know, we wanted input from the community, from the planning commission, from our elected officials. We tried to be sure that the entire community had an opportunity to participate, and voice their concerns."

This includes all of Phenix City in planning the next steps, and developments in revenue and beyond.

"It just outlines major projects that we have, and sort of gives a time line that's suggested," Moore says.

Moore tells us the main points for this year's plan are the downtown redevelopment which includes the Marriott Hotel, the new Troy campus and the potential of a new museum. That plan also includes additional recycling centers and road reconstruction projects.

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