City’s comprehensive plan may be expanded

An update of Albion’s comprehensive plan could include two additional studies useful in economic development.

Albion City Council last Tuesday night approved a recommendation from the Albion Planning Commission to award a contract to Hannah:Keelan Associates of Lincoln for an update of the city’s comprehensive plan.

In addition, the council favored two additional studies that will be useful in economic development, and recommended that the Albion Economic Development Corp. (AEDC) request sales tax funds for a study of land use development and redevelopment concepts, as well as a community and economic development profile and plan.

AEDC approved a motion at its meeting last Thursday to request funds for the two additional economic development studies. This request will go first to the Citizens’ Advisory Committee and then back to the City Council for final approval.