Use this page to find out about new engagement opportunities and have a say in the new Newcastle Comprehensive Plan Update.
The City of Newcastle is undertaking a Comprehensive Plan update to help shape the future of the City, its neighborhoods, connections, and economy. Running through 2023, the process will include may opportunities for your engagement and input. The Plan will establish a community vision, goals, policies, and strategies for the future of the City, its residents, and its visitors.
Planning is an ongoing process. Check back OFTEN for news, announcements, events, and opportunities for participation!
Surveys & Public Engagement
GET OUT YOUR CAMERAS NEWCASTLE!
The City of Newcastle is updating their Comprehensive Plan and is reaching out to its residents to find the perfect photographs that showcase the wide range of planning-related experiences in Newcastle.
Are you interested in your photography being featured in the final plan? If so, we invite you to share what is special to you about the community and submit your favorite images of Newcastle.
Photos can be representative of Newcastle’s history, community life, open space, recreation, arts, culture, architecture, homes, or anything that embodies the spirit of what living in Newcastle means.
Submit your photos by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for a chance to be featured in the plan.
Photos must be submitted with name, location of picture, and best contact number. All submissions may be used in future City of Newcastle marketing and promotional materials as well as displayed on the city website.
All submissions will be entered in a drawing to win prizes. The more photos you submit, the better your chances of winning!
Please have your photos submitted by noon on Friday September 30th.
** If photos are taken via a cell phone, the photo must be submitted Actual Size. The preferred photo should be high resolution and at least 300 dpi. Images with resolution lower than this will not enlarge and print clearly. **
VISUAL PREFERENCE SURVEY
A Visual Preference Survey is a planning tool that helps to identify community design preferences and inform policymaking by asking your opinion on what future development in Newcastle should look like. The survey contains three sections, where participants view a series of images and are asked to select images that depict potential future development alternatives. In doing this, participants build consensus on how they wish future homes, stores, offices, and streets are designed and situated in their community.
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NEWCASTLE 2040 VISUAL PREFERENCE SURVEY
PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE #1
VISION & GOALS
Newcastle residents are invited to attend an informal, public open house to review, discuss, and provide input into the Vision and Goals that have been developed for the City’s Comprehensive Plan update based on Stakeholder input and results from the Community Survey. Please feel free to walk through displays, chat with Project Staff one-on-one, and share your thoughts and recommendations for the City’s future planning, now through 2040.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND COMMENT ON THE DRAFT COMMUNITY VISION STATEMENT AND KEY ELEMENT GOALS.
NEWCASTLE COMMUNITY SURVEY
Newcastle residents are invited to participate in developing the City's new Comprehensive Plan. This Community Survey, the first of many public engagement opportunities, asks a range of questions that will help guide the preparation of the Comprehensive Plan, such as questions about current issues and challenges in the City and questions about future land use, development, and community services. The Community Survey contains 23 questions and should take roughly 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Your input and feedback are crucial to the development of the Plan and is greatly appreciated! Please click on the link below to access the survey via your computer, phone, or tablet.