City Seeking Public Input for Comprehensive Plan

The City of Wheeling will be hosting their first of four public workshops, marking the beginning of the community process to create a city-wide Comprehensive Plan that will guide development and policy decisions for the next 10 years. The meeting is slated for 7-9 p.m., Monday, Feb. 12 at West Virginia Northern Community College, 1704 Market Street.

These meetings are open to everyone and will be a chance to share the City’s opportunities and challenges with the consultant team before they begin developing a strategy for improvements. The agenda for the evening is as follows: 6:30 p.m., doors open; 7-7:40 p.m., introduction to the project; 7:40-9 p.m., discussion and exercises.  

The City’s Comprehensive Plan will focus on revitalization and reinvestment in public spaces, business districts and neighborhoods. A Comprehensive Plan describes a community vision and the steps to make it a reality. Comprehensive Plans make recommendations that can inform land use regulations and help guide growth and development for up to a 10-year period. This four-part planning process will be the community’s opportunity to shape city-wide priorities for the future. The plan will address the topics of youth and education; aging in place; housing; arts and culture; community development; labor and industry; land use; transportation; and resilience.

For more information about the upcoming meeting or the project as a whole, contact Wheeling’s Building & Planning Director BJ Delbert at (304) 234-3702 or via email at

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