Jena's Vision - Jena, LA

Jena's Vision represents what a cross-section of Councilmen, business leaders, Core Group members and citizens desire for Jena and the surrounding area for the next five, ten, fifteen years.

Over four hundred people from the Jena area provided input for this strategic plan. Many sacrificed their Saturdays and evenings to help the Mayor and Council identify strengths and areas that need improvement in order to obtain a sustainable path forward.

The overriding principle of this plan was to ensure that we preserved the culture and friendly small town atmosphere while we plan for greater growth and prosperity. Dedicated citizens and other stakeholders have made this plan viable and assures us of successful implementation.

We encourage the citizens to become familiar with the people’s vision for Jena and become a vital part of the implementation process.

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Jena's Vision

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    Ch-3: The Process
  • Introduction
  • Planning for Context
  • Strategic Growth Areas
  • Transportation and Mobility
  • Recreational & Open Space
Ch-4: The Plan
  • Introduction
  • Downtown Jena
  • Third Street Promenade
  • Hemphill Creek Neighborhood
  • Trout

    Ch-5: Focus Areas
  • Priority Implementation Steps
  • Growth Policies
  • Letting the World Know the Real Jena

    Ch-6: Making it Happen
  • Table Drawings

    Ch-7: Visioning Session

    Ch-8: Acknowledgments

  • Presentations
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    The Town of Jena was one of five communities chosen by the Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX) in August 2008 to participate in the Community Planning Program. CPEX awarded the Town $80,000 in seed funding, which the town matched. The Town of Jena hired a consultant team led by Code Studio to develop the community's first ever town plan "Jena's Vision." CPEX staff will also provide technical assistance to aid in the planning effort.

    The Town Plan will guide future growth and development. It will address several different elements such as land use, housing, transportation, downtown development and design, infrastructure, drainage, and open space conservation.

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