Marshall's strong roots and sense of community have helped the City become the prominent regional center in southwestern Minnesota that it is today. At the same time Marshall was establishing itself as a regional center, it has seen the composition of its population change, its buildings grow older, its boundaries become broader, and has had its downtown challenged by highway commercial development on the fringe. The City of Marshall, like all communities, is in a state of continuous change. It is this change and the opportunity that comes with it that make community planning important.
The City of Marshall recognized the importance of citizen involvement and broad participation in its development of this Comprehensive Plan. In preparation of the comprehensive planning process, the City assembled approximately 45 individuals that represented the beginning of the Planning Committee. This involvement came in the form of City leaders, City staff, the Planning Committee, and individuals from the broader community. A detailed account of the comprehensive planning process is included in the Introduction which is included in the attached document.
|City of Marshall 1996 Comprehensive Plan|