Thursday night’s public hearing for the city of Birmingham’s comprehensive plan took place, though no vote was taken. This is because the Birmingham Planning Commission announced plans to extend the comment period for 60 days.
The announcement was made before a 30-minute presentation by Goody Clancy‘s Larissa Brown about the plan and before several rose to offer comments of support, criticism, and concern. It partially stems from several requests, including one from the Business Alliance for Responsible Development (BARD), to extend the review period in order to have sufficient time to go over the plan, its appendices, and provide comment.
City officials said efforts would be made to make links to the draft of the plan available on the city’s website in addition to its current location on the plan’s official website. Physical copies will remain available for review on the 5th floor of Birmingham City Hall and at Birmingham Public Library branches.