Future Planning referees to a wide variety of projects that provide planning for a time period to exceed the five year Capital Improvements Project (CIP) timeline. These projects can be very specific in subject or very broad (such as a specific site plan or a citywide plan).
One of the most difficult things about providing future planning is updating plans on a regular bases in accordance with new information that becomes available at different time intervals. Things change over years from where building and annexations have occurred to the individual plans from other departments based on changing needs and/or available financing. Plans are a great tool, but over time they can become outdated and updates are needed, but limited information and/or staff time can make those update hard to keep regularly updated.