A group that has worked with city officials and other stakeholders in Ripley on a comprehensive Master Plan for the city recently received national recognition for their work. The Award was given to the Carl Small Town Center.
According to a press release from the center, “The American Planning Association’s 2019 Vernon Deines Award recognizes the CSTC’s Ripley Master Plan. The annual award is presented by the APA’s Small Town and Rural Planning division to recognize an outstanding comprehensive plan or special project for a small jurisdiction .”
The Ripley Master Plan sets a 20-year vision for the city and establishes goals and objectives for land use, housing, transportation, community facilities, parks, health and environment, community branding, and economic development.
While the plan is still new and being implemented in phases, several projects have been completed at the reccomendation of the Carl Small Town Center.