Design – The Plan for the Queen City
Step 3, Design, involves the writing of the plan itself, based on steps 1 and 2. Sound plan writing will involve the use narrative, graphics and mapping. The minimum elements a plan must contain under Mississippi Planning Law are land use, housing, transportation and community facilities with a time horizon of 20 years. However, some communities choose to include other elements such as historic preservation, environmental protection, and energy conservation. In recent years communities are increasingly including elements related to community health.