New Albany leaders have scheduled a community workshop to gather public feedback for the city's strategic-plan update.

The "Engage New Albany" meeting is slated from 6 to 8 p.m. July 23 at the Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany, 150 W. Main St.

The city will collaborate with residents and businesses on such topics as pedestrian-friendly amenities, connectivity, mixed-use environments, parks and open spaces, architecture, neighborhoods, residential choices, economic development and sustainability.

The planning process will include three community workshops, mobile meetings, neighborhood gatherings, surveys and a series of focus-group roundtables to facilitate discussion, share progress and receive feedback.

Under the direction of the city's community-development department, an internal working group led by planning, urban-design and landscape-architecture firm MKSK will lead the process.

A steering committee made up of representatives of neighborhoods, businesses, government agencies, community groups and local institutions will guide the plan's development.

The plan is the key policy guide for New Albany City Council, boards, commissions and staff in evaluating land use, development and infrastructure decisions, as well as public investment and private development.

The plan is expected to be completed in spring 2020.

To learn more or to participate in a planning survey, go to