"The Downtown and the South End is really one of the most important center pieces of the master plan," said Melissa Kaplan-Macey, senior associate with BFJ Planning.
Stamford's Downtown and South End neighborhoods were front and center of the city's master plan Wednesday night.
"Two very important neighborhoods in Stamford," said Terri Dell, chairwoman of the city's planning board.
The neighborhood meeting was the 6th and final in a series led by the city's planning board. The city's consultant team, BFJ Planning, says the next step is to draft a plan. Then a public hearing would likely held in the spring.
"The master plan is the heart of what the city does in building its future," said Dell.
Residents to took part in focus groups addressing land use, economic development, transportation, water front and open space. Each interested in something different.
By law, the city is required to update its master plan every ten years. It serves as a blue print for local decision making.
The board will hold a citywide workshop for the plan, November 13 at 7 p.m. at the Ferguson Library.