You spoke, we listened! Over a thousand individuals have shared their expectations for the growth of the City through surveys, a town hall event, and smaller group workshops so far in the Plan Gallatin process.

Your answers to the questions below will help shape future phases of PLAN GALLATIN.

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* 1. The following six EMERGING THEMES reflect community feedback gathered during the early rounds of public input for PLAN GALLATIN. They will be used to help guide the rest of the planning process. Each theme represents a significant element of how participants envision the future of Gallatin. Tell us if these statements are important to you.

  This is important to me. This is not important to me.
Planned Growth
Gallatin should be proactive in managing its growth in order to accommodate new opportunity without overly burdening existing neighborhoods and public infrastructure.
Efficient Transportation
Gallatin should invest in transportation projects that help alleviate traffic, expand walkability, and connect the City to the greater metropolitan area.
Economic Opportunity
Gallatin should continue efforts to diversify its economy, support the growth of local business and retail options, and strive for equitable access to opportunity.
Natural Beauty
Gallatin benefits from the natural beauty of its surrounding landscapes and should work to preserve this asset into the future.
Community Character
Gallatin is special because of its people and the City should work to dedicate space to programs and activities that foster community cohesion and unity.
Defining Spaces
Gallatin's unique places like the historic square, Old Hickory Lake, and rolling farmland give the City its unique physical character and should be preserved for generations to come.

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* 2. Are there any additional topics that are important for PLAN GALLATIN to consider that are not represented by these six themes? Please let us know what is missing.

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* 3. The following KEY TAKEAWAYS reflect community feedback gathered during the early rounds of public input for PLAN GALLATIN. They will be used to help guide the rest of the planning process. Tell us if you see these key takeaways the same way or differently.

  I see it the same way Neutral I see it differently
Gallatin should adopt a comprehensive plan to manage growth and align its policies and capital investments (e.g., transportation improvements) with the community's vision.
Gallatin should be proactive in protecting its historic charm and character as the city continues to grow.
Gallatin should be proactive in preserving its small town feel as the city continues to grow.
Gallatin should embrace its position in the greater metropolitan area but work to maintain an appropriate amount of buffering from the expanding footprint of the Nashville urbanized area.
Gallatin should work to expand the walkability of the downtown square into adjacent neighborhoods and districts.
Gallatin should look to better leverage its proximity to Old Hickory Lake by exploring the development of additional community and recreational facilities. 
Gallatin should be a welcoming and affordable place to live for anyone who chooses to be part of our community.
Gallatin should support a mix of housing options that suit the lifestyle needs of young families, career professionals, and senior adults.
Gallatin should continue its efforts to attract jobs in the traditional blue-collar sectors as well as in the emerging information technology and knowledge-based sectors.

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* 4. If in the previous question you answered, "I see it differently," for any of the key takeaways, please use this space to tell us how you see the key takeaway differently. If you see more than one key takeaway differently, please tell us about each one that you see differently.

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* 5. As the PLAN GALLATIN process continues, there will be additional opportunities to share your thoughts and ideas to help shape Gallatin's future. Please select all the ways you would like to continue to participate in the PLAN GALLATIN process.

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