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Salisbury's Framework For Growth

Forward 2040 LogoThe City of Salisbury is working with our community to create a new Comprehensive Plan for a stronger and smarter future. Forward 2040 will establish a high-level policy framework to guide planning priorities and decisions over the next 20 years related to land use, future growth, physical development, and capital improvements. Importantly, the plan will flow from the People’s vision of how we should work together, grow wisely, and live out our fundamental values.

Forward 2040 will be used by elected and appointed officials, city staff, developers, business owners, and citizens to make decisions about the evolution of our city over time. The plan will provide long-range policy direction for land use, transportation, housing, infrastructure, environmental protection, public utilities, and other areas. The plan will examine new data, trends, and challenges impacting our quality of life and future prospects, integrating new and emerging best practices into the City’s decision-making framework to ensure shared prosperity.

Get Involved!

Who decides how a city will grow, what form it will take, and how it will function? You do. To make sure this plan meaningfully reflects the vision and priorities of all members of our community, we are offering many different ways you can get involved. And we are designing our engagement strategy to reach the broadest possible audience, including lower-income households, communities of color, and other historically underrepresented groups who may not have had a seat at the table in the past.

A survey is available online that all members of our community are invited to take. This survey will get your feedback on how Salisbury should plan for growth and prosperity over the next 20 years. Take the survey now!

Forward 2040 Survey

Help out your city by taking this survey about what you want to see in Salisbury's future growth:


Committee Members Needed

We are currently looking for Salisbury citizens to join the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee.

Join the Committee!

5-Phase Process

  • Phase 1: Visioning
  • Phase 2: Policy Framework
  • Phase 3: Draft Plan
  • Phase 4: Adoption
  • Phase 5: Implementation

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