community assets and constraints to future community development through: 1) the
evaluation of demographic and economic factors influencing community growth, 2) the
evaluation of relevant economic sectors, 3) the development of forecasts of future
resident population, and 4) the development of a land use database. PPC
obtained this information through a combination of informal interviews with about 22
business and community leaders, as well as through the collection and evaluation of
PPC evaluated the capability of
community infrastructure to support future investment and community development, including
the evaluation of the condition of United States Highway 310 and municipal roads, the
capacity of water and sewer systems in Frannie to support future land uses, the adequacy
of the telecommunications network, and the adequacy of the local electrical distribution
PPC evaluated the feasibility of
using and/or owning the Frannie Elementary School. In completing this task PPC
contacted Big Horn County School District #1 officials to determine the feasibility of
municipal ownership of this facility. A profit-loss model was also created to
evaluate the financial feasibility of operating the facility for a combination of
commercial and community uses.
Based upon its completion of the
previous tasks, PPC facilitated a discussion of community development issues,
opportunities and recommendations with members of the Frannie Town Council, the Frannie
Economic Development Committee, and professional staff. PPC lead Town officials
through a process to determine the priority for recommended projects that addressed
community development issues and opportunities.
PPC prepared a community land use
map that will provide guidance concerning the location of future community land uses.
Specific community development strategies, as well as an implementation plan, were
developed by PPC to enable the Town of Frannie to better organize its future community
Finally, PPC developed a Community
Development Plan report that summarized relevant information utilizing narrative, tabular
data, digital photos, and report illustrations.