The City of Cordova, Alabama, took a significant step towards progress by submitting an application for an ARC Strategic Planning grant to the Appalachian Regional Commission on December 30, 2022. Their objective was to develop a Comprehensive Plan for the City. The hard work paid off when the grant was officially awarded on May 25, 2023. The $50,000 in grant funding is being utilized to compensate the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham (RPCGB) for their efforts in crafting the Comprehensive Plan.
A Comprehensive Plan is an adopted policy document that is intended as a guide to decision-making over the next 5-15 years to assist the Planning Commission and elected officials with making decisions regarding present and future needs based on public input. The plan is used for guiding decisions regarding land use (and rezoning), future growth and development, housing, community facilities and services, public infrastructure and capital improvements.
The plan will be developed in accordance with Alabama Code of Law § 11-52-8. through 11-52-10.