Flagstaff Seeking Input on Greater Observatory Mesa Trail Plan

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The City of Flagstaff is soliciting community review and feedback on the Greater Observatory Mesa Trail Plan draft. The Greater Observatory Mesa Trail Plan’s purpose is to design a trail system for implementation in the Observatory Mesa Natural Area and the adjacent properties owned by Lowell Observatory and the Coconino National Forest.

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The plan includes recommendations for the area’s restoration and defines appropriate uses of a final completed trail system. The City of Flagstaff will use the final plan to direct future management and trail implementation.

Public participation opportunities include two community meetings and comment periods. Comment periods will provide citizens the opportunity to review the plan, learn about how the plan may affect them, comment on the plan, and contribute to ongoing communication to resolve concerns.

Public Comment Period #1: June 15, 2022 – July 24, 2022

  • in person public meeting,
    • Location: City Hall, Council Chambers, 211 West Aspen Ave. o Date/Time: Wednesday, June 29, 2022. 5 – 7 pm
    • Virtual option: Click here to join the meeting
  • Community Forum Comment Period #1, 6/15/2022 – 7/24/2022

Public Comment Period #2: August 8, 2022 – September 9, 2022

  • in person public meeting,
    • Location: City Hall, Council Chambers, 211 West Aspen Ave. o Date/Time: Wednesday, August 31, 2022. 5 – 7 pm
    • Virtual option: Click here to join the meeting
  • Community Forum Comment Period #2, 08/08/2022 – 09/09/2022

Finalized Proposal Review: January 9, 2023 – February 7, 2023

  • Community Forum Final Comment Period

Each public meeting will begin with a short presentation on the Greater Observatory Mesa Trail Plan, followed by the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback. During each separate comment period, you may submit comments through the Flagstaff Community Forum. The trail plan proposal will be revised using community and partner input for each comment period.

To view the current draft plan, please visit www.flagstaff.az.gov/openspace.

If you have any questions about the Greater Observatory Mesa Trail Plan or the upcoming public meetings, please contact Robert Wallace, City of Flagstaff Open Space Specialist at 928-213-2154 or [email protected]

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