The city is seeking comment from residents on the first draft of the Imagine Westerville Community Plan.

The city is seeking comment from residents on the first draft of the Imagine Westerville Community Plan.

The 186-page plan is posted online at imaginewesterville.org/2015/08/community-plan-public-review.

Hard copies are available at:

* City Hall, 21 S. State St.

* The city's Planning and Development offices, 64 Walnut St.

* Westerville Public Library reference desk, 126 S. State St.

* Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce, 99 Commerce Park Drive

* Otterbein University Library reference desk, 138 W. Main St.

* Westerville City School District administrative offices, 936 Eastwind Drive

The effort, more than a year in the making, is the first comprehensive plan the city has undertaken since 1962. It incorporates information gathered from the public at open houses, workshops and walkabouts. The document sets a long-term vision for the city related to development, housing, the environment and transportation.

The plan contains three community priorities:

*Preserve the neighborhoods, parks and trails that we love.

* Focus future growth in eight strategic locations with jobs, a variety of housing choices and easy walking access to work, home and play.

* Be economically viable today and tomorrow.

Four goals emerged, each of which has a set of data and associated action steps:

* Uphold a strong sense of community

* Pursue thoughtful development

* Improve mobility

* Strengthen economic vitality

The draft plan also contains information about Westerville's history, demographics and more.

All feedback is due by Aug. 31. Comments can be submitted through imaginewesterville.org.

According to the timeline published in the plan, a Planning Commission review of the second draft is scheduled for completion Sept. 16 with a City Council review of a third draft in January.