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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. Below is a summary of the engagement process to-date.


0.0 Next Steps & Upcoming Dates

Carmel City Council Review
The City Council’s Land Use and Special Studies Committee met on August 8th and recommended revisions to the proposed Comprehensive Plan. Watch for additional discussion at the City Council meeting on Monday, August 15 at 6 p.m.
  • Council Meeting Agendas are available a few days prior to the meeting.
  • Meetings are held in City Hall and broadcast on the City's website, Facebook page and YouTube channel.

0.1 Engagement Timeline


0.2 Engagement Reach To Date


0.3 Online Survey


0.4 Talk of the Town Web Series

Leverage Your Own Gravity - February 26th

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

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

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

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