Murfreesboro 2035 Comprehensive Plan becomes official
The Murfreesboro 2035 Comprehensive Plan emerged Thursday as an official document to guide growth after three years of study.
"I think this sets us up for the future as we continue to grow," Murfreesboro Planning Commissioner Kirt Wade said in calling for the unanimous vote. "I think this is the right step, and this is the right tool."
Officials hope the plan will help them steer development for a fast-growing Murfreesboro that reached a U.S. Census estimated population of 131,947 on July 1, 2016. Consultants working on the plan that deals with housing, parks, economic development, historic preservation and other land uses issues project the city will have a count of about 228,000 residents by 2035.