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Process

The engagement process for the Comprehensive Plan spanned a year's worth of focus group meetings, surveys, neighborhood popups throughout the city, an online conversation series and open office hours for residents and business owners to share input.

The approval process for the Comprehensive Plan began with a public hearing by the Carmel Plan Commission in October 2021 and concluded with final City Council approval in December 2022. Review of the proposed plan extended across 18 meetings and the consideration of over 350 public comments.

Below is a summary of the engagement process and outcomes.


0.0 Next Steps & Upcoming Dates

The Home Place Sub Area Plan is under way!

Get involved at: www.ThisIsHomePlace.com


0.1 Project Timeline


0.2 Engagement Reach


0.3 Online Survey


0.4 Talk of the Town Web Series

Leverage Your Own Gravity - February 26th, 2021

Rather than just a small town on the edge of the big city, Carmel has built its own gravitational pull and can set the terms for future growth.

Move In, Not Out - March 12th, 2021

Where Carmel could once annex our way out of growth constraints, we no longer have the ability to easily create more land.

Unlock Complementary Growth - March 26th, 2021

Where Carmel could once annex our way out of growth constraints, we no longer have the ability to easily create more land.

Shape the Growth - April 9th, 2021

As the city evolves, so too will community engagement around growth and change.


0.5 In-Person Pop-Ups

May 5-8, 2021
  • 5 Pop-ups at locations across city.
  • 4 Community Events attended throughout Carmel
  • 4 Office Hour Sessions held at 211 W. Main Street
  • 37 total in-person hours

0.6 Stakeholder Meetings

2020-2022
We met with:
  • Redevelopment Commission
  • Hamilton County Tourism
  • Community Relations
  • Community Services
  • Engineering
  • Library
  • One Zone
  • Parks
  • Planning Commission
  • Police
  • Public Art Committee
  • Schools
  • Street Department
  • Utilities
And attended:
  • Carmel Neighborhood Association Network (CNAN) meetings
  • Carmel Small Business Network (CSBN) meetings
  • Councilor-organized Town Halls and Comprehensive Plan Update meetings
  • West Side HOA meeting
  • Carmel City Council