Guide to Garner 2018-19 edition - Page 19

recommendations through the year 2045, taking into account the growth expected in Garner from the NC 540 outer-loop project. The plans will be accessible online via the Planning Department’s main landing page, garnernc.gov/departments/planning. In addition, regional transportation plans that will impact Garner (e.g. the Wake Transit Plan) can be reviewed at garnernc.gov/departments/planning/ transportation-planning. The Historic Downtown Garner Plan, adopted by the Town Council in 2010, is a market-based, community-led vision for the downtown area that includes a plan of action for implementation. In furtherance of this plan, Garner voters in March 2013 approved up to $2 million in Redevelopment Bonds that have been used for storm water infrastructure improvements and land acquisition at and around the site of the new Garner Recreation Center at the corner of Main and Montague streets. The plan can be found at downtowngarner.com/vision. The Town’s Comprehensive Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Greenways Master Plan is due for a refresh in 2018. The document serves to provide a long-term vision and can help as a tool to seek alternative funding sources for projects. The current plan can be read at garnernc.gov/departments/parks-recreation- and-cultural-resources/general-information/ policies-forms. The Garner Police has produced a couple of important long-term planning documents, a strategic plan and the department’s Response to the President’s 21st-Century Task Force on Policing Report. These documents can be found at garnerpd.org. The goal of all of these plans is to enable the Town government to continue to provide effi cient and timely services and to guide Garner along an orderly path of growth that enhances residents’ quality of life over the long term. garnernc.gov 17