Consensus Planning provided professional planning services to the City of Alamogordo that included an update to the City’s Comprehensive Plan, and subsequently, creation of a Downtown MRA Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is a key policy document that establishes an overall vision for the community’s future growth, development, and character with a planning horizon of 20 years. It provides an integrative approach to all aspects of the City’s physical growth and development and related economic and social issues. Goals, objectives, and implementation strategies express the community vision gleaned from a robust public engagement process and are organized under the elements of land use, economic development, housing and neighborhoods, infrastructure, transportation, community facilities and services, greenhouse gas emissions, and hazard mitigation. The Preferred Land Use Scenario provides a graphic representation of how the City of Alamogordo intends to grow in the next 20 years.
The Downtown Alamogordo Metropolitan Redevelopment Area (MRA) Plan provides the necessary framework and vision for the redevelopment of Downtown Alamogordo. The Downtown MRA Plan was developed by Consensus Planning through a community engagement process that was initiated in March 2018 and included a two-day workshop at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, a walking tour and planning sessions with the MRA Steering Committee, community surveys geared toward Downtown business owners and the general public, and stakeholder interviews. The Downtown Alamogordo MRA Plan identifies specific redevelopment projects, public sector investments, and support actions to help achieve the community’s vision. It provides a powerful planning tool for establishing future public/private partnerships and communicates the types of uses and redevelopment that are appropriate for Downtown Alamogordo. The Downtown MRA Plan has been developed to be consistent with and further the City of Alamogordo’s 2018 Comprehensive Plan.