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Forward Monroe


Welcome to Forward Monroe—the City of Monroe’s Land Use and Transportation Plan!

Forward Monroe is an exciting plan that will chart the future for the City of Monroe. It’s a combined land use and multimodal transportation plan designed to encourage economic vitality and enhance the quality of life for everyone who lives, works, and visits our city. The plan was adopted on April 10, 2018 and promotes healthy, sustainable growth for the City of Monroe.

Why Forward Monroe?

Monroe is a city in motion. It’s in the path of growth and is responding to changes in the city, county, and region. The name Forward Monroe captures the notion that the city is being proactive in establishing a desired vision and the incremental steps to achieve it. Forward Monroe is a living document—one that the community can revisit as goals are met or things change.

How can I be involved?

The community was involved at every step of the Forward Monroe process. To receive updates about the rewriting of the UDO, please sign up here.

Final Report

Next Steps

Forward Monroe outlines the city’s growth strategy and sets a course of action for future initiatives to work in concert with established community goals. View the final report now!

View the plan now!

Download the plan!



The City has begun the next step, which is rewriting its Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). The new UDO will help make the city’s land use tools and processes more functional and predictable. Stay tuned for more information!