The development of the Queen Creek Town Center Plan is one of the most important efforts in the community’s planning history. The first Town Center plan was completed a decade ago, adopted in October 1994. Much has occurred and changed in that period and this plan responds to the ever-changing environment. The Town Center Plan is based on the very sophisticated planning efforts the community has undertaken in the past several years and it strives to further the vision communicated in the Queen Creek General Plan 2002 Update.
The plan and concepts herein are intended to serve the community well through this decade and provide the framework for decision-making. However, it can be assured that changes and modifications may be made to ensure the Town Center Plan remains responsive to opportunities that may arise from the rapidly changing and dynamic environment of the southeast Valley. Any changes or modifications are intended to continue to implement the community’s vision.
The Queen Creek Town Center has remained virtually unchanged for decades with a few exceptions. Therefore creating a new “downtown” from virtual scratch is a daunting task. Across the country there have been some great success stories where communities have either redeveloped the downtown area or created one from raw land.
Even in the most successful instances, this takes a long time. Some of the more celebrated efforts are in their third and fourth decades of plan implementation. The Town of Queen Creek Town Center Plan will undoubtedly evolve over many years as well.
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