Hays Comprehensive Plan

Hays, KS

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Community Planning Overview:

While many places struggled through the downturn in the economy, the town of Hays and Ellis County thrived with a diverse base of agriculture, oil, and education. Planning for this region included an extensive public participation process. Community-driven design workshops determined a land use framework and concepts for gateways into the city. RDG developed a detailed plan for Hays that is cost-effective and easy to implement, and included area plans for land use redirections, new housing, pedestrian and bicycle improvements, and improved circulation. The county plan identified areas for residential development, focusing on the balance between demand for rural living and operation of the county’s agricultural economy.