"Make no little plans...Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency." Daniel Burnham
A plan is basically a statement of policy, saying "this is what we want to accomplish." Plans come in the form of text, maps, and graphics which eventually guide public and private investment. A plan provides decision makers with the information they need to make educated decisions affecting the long-range social, physical, and economic growth of the community.
Planning and Development District III has a wealth of data to support local plans. Numerical data presented in tabular form is integral to displaying the analysis of existing conditions. Tables can also illustrate projections and impacts for further analysis. However, a plan can be lacking real “vision” if it does not employ graphics.
Plan graphics can also communicate a multi-phase project that will be implemented over a period of time, such as the drawing of the restoration of Lake Andes. The examples listed here represent graphic supplements to physical plans and projects. Think of how Planning and Development District III can assist your community’s vision with a wide variety of plans at several scales: