History

Background

The process of creating the new Plan began in 2005 with a series of informational meetings and accompanying public opinion surveys conducted by the Riley County Planning & Development Department. [Survey Results- February 2006]
Subsequent to the initial meetings, the Riley County Board of Commissioners, with support from the Riley County Planning Board, formed a VISION 2025 Committee to provide specific recommendations on updating the Plan.  The Committee membership list and the exact charge to the Committee from the County Commissioners are listed on the side panel.  Summaries of the Committee meetings, public comments received throughout the process, and articles, including a study guide on property rights reviewed by the Committee, can all be found on this site.

Implementation of Vision 2025 

To implement the recommendations in the Vision 2025 plan, amendments to the Zoning and Subdivision Regulations were drafted. The draft of the regulations was presented at various work sessions with the Riley County Planning Board and the Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board and public input meetings at two locations within the County. The regulations were approved at public hearings before the Riley County Planning Board and the Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board and were finalized by adoption by the Riley County Board of Commissioners at a public hearing on May 21, 2012.