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Post by mike Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:45 am

The "A Better Cherokee Village" (ABCV) Committee has come out with their long term vision and plan for what they and others hope to see come true in the next twenty years.

You can frind it on the from page of the city website at

Here is the text of the vision:


The ABCV Plan (A Better Cherokee Village Plan) or just, The Plan, provides a Community Blueprint aimed at addressing pertinent issues for the next 20 years. The purpose of The Plan is to present a development plan in accordance with the needs expressed by Cherokee Village (CV) citizens and to providecommunity input to the city government and Suburban Improvement District, SID. It is intended that this plan will remain flexible and change to meet new challenges and conditions. The Plan was prepared by the ABCV Steering Committee which was formed to develop a common vision for the future of Cherokee Village by doing the following tasks:

• Conduct a Formal Needs Assessment
• Prepare a Vision Statement
• Create a Community Blueprint

Starting in 1954, John Cooper designed CV as a community with major characteristics of

1) A vacation destination
2) A retirement village
3) A second home location

The city is proud of its heritage as one of our nation’s first recreational and retirement communities and its
entrepreneurial developer, John Cooper. Mr. Cooper was the visionary for the over 24,000 lots and amenities of CV and through his business, Cooper Communities, he had the resources to accomplish his vision. Upon substantial completion of CV, Cooper Communities deeded all the amenities to the SID. SID is responsible for the seven lakes, two golf courses, tennis courts, a number of city parks, two recreation buildings with their swimming pools, miniature golf, playgrounds, meeting rooms and one has a 500 seat auditorium. CV incorporated as a city in 1999.

CV is located in NE Arkansas, 20 miles south of Missouri, on US 62/412. CV is a quiet and peaceful green community with natural scenic beauty, quality lakes, and lush woodlands in the Ozark foothills. The city has a history of volunteerism with an emphasis on protecting its Ozark setting. The city residents are from all ages and lifestyles.

For some it is their primary residence and some their second home. The city offers a safe, relaxed lifestyle with numerous assets including churches, recreational facilities, an airport, a variety of friendly civic organizations and clubs.

Vision 2030

Preservation: The city has preserved its natural beauty, its safe, quiet residential areas, relaxed lifestyle,
and its moderate cost of living.

Streets and Roads: The city has safe and well maintained streets. The city has planned and developed/improved roads that better connect the city with main highways and neighboring communities. Low water bridges have been eliminated. The main roadways into the city are attractive and welcoming. Street lights light up and make safer some dark areas.

Medical Park/Hospital: Along with surrounding communities, a Medical Park was planned and developed with doctors’ offices, a hospital, progressive medical care, equipped emergency ambulances, and medical support services.

Utilities: The residents have natural gas available. The city has bettered its water quality and distribution. The city has planned and is developing a sewage treatment facility.

Economic Development: The city has a number of healthy businesses, conveniently located with
adequate parking. They also serve the surrounding cities and area. Tourism has increased through encouragement and promotion.

Natural Resources: The city has enhanced the quality of its lakes, streams, woodlands and groundwater.
The city has created quality hiking, biking, riding trails, and parks suitable for all ages.

Governance: There is harmony between SID and city government. There is a SID/CV Bridge Commission
that works the common functions and issues of these entities. Their functions include planning, promoting, and information dissemination. The ongoing Community Blueprint is adjusted and led by this Commission.

Housing: The city has a fordable, quality housing built according to modern methods and standards.

Community Facilities: SID updated the amenities and facilities, and there is a buzz of activity at them
daily. There are new community and senior centers which also serve as disaster shelters, have city gardens and walking paths suitable for physically challenged people. Good health is resulting from available wellness and fitness.

A Visitor’s View of CV in 2030

Imagine it is the year 2030. While driving along Hwy 62/412 you are welcomed to the naturally beautiful city of CV with a population of 7,000. There is a convenient shopping area of attractive stores for all your daily needs. There is a beautiful medical park nearby. As you are driving into the Village on smooth streets and safe bridges, you see modern homes, schools, parks, recreation and sports facilities for all ages. You were attracted to CV because of its inviting web site with fresh information of all the activities and services available there. You find the people friendly and the cost of living is modest considering all the opportunities so you decide to buy a home and live in Cherokee Village.


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