Comprehensive Planning Project

The city of Pierce City has contracted with the Southwest Missouri Council of Governments to build, with help and input from the community, a 20-year comprehensive city plan.

Public Notices

Pierce City Council Contracts with SMCOG: 02-13

Pierce City has Contracted with the Southwest Missouri Council of Governments to engage in an eighteen month project, along with a committee of residents, to create a 20 year city plan.

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SMCOG Press Release announcing community survey: 08-14

SMCOG Southwest Missouri COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS "Enhancing the quality of our communities through regional cooperation" Serving Barry, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Greene, Lawrence, Polk, Stone, Taney, & Webster Counties FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2023 Jake Phillips, Associate Planner 417-836-6973 Public Asked to Provide Input on Pierce City's Future Pierce City has partnered with Southwest Missouri Council of Governments (SMCOG) to facilitate the comprehensive planning process. The Comprehensive Plan may serve as an official document to implement the community's future goals, guide development and shape land uses. The planning process requires resident input to ensure that the final plan accurately reflects the desires of the entire community and including those who interact with the city. Residents of Pierce City and the surrounding area are asked to complete a community survey prior to September 17, 2023. The survey can be found online at, as well as through the city's website, social media or through a QR code at City Hall, posted flyers around the city as well as at the bottom of this page. Paper copies of the survey may be picked up and returned to the following locations: • City Hall, 1 Frisco Place, Pierce City, MO 65723. Old Town Pharmacy, 119 E Main St, Pierce City, MO 65723 First State Bank of Purdy, 100 N Elm St, Pierce City, MO 65723 Tonto's Beer, Wine, & Spirits, 201 East Commercial Street Pierce City, MO 65723 One of the primary mechanisms to collect citizen input is the community survey. This survey touches on numerous items in order to gather a broad range of information as it may pertain to the future of the city. It should be noted that questions asked on the survey are not meant to imply that change will occur, but rather garner feedback from residents on relevant planning matters. SMCOG staff developed questions with committee guidance based on current conditions and information desired to assist in preparing the comprehensive plan. The Southwest Missouri Council of Governments (SMCOG) is a regional planning commission and an association of local governments which oversees the growth and development of the region. SMCOG serves a ten-county region including Barry, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Greene, Lawrence, Polk, Stone, Taney, and Webster counties. SMCOG is one of 19 state appointed regional planning organizations throughout Missouri. All comments and questions should be directed to Jake Phillips, Program Director with SMCOG at (417) 836-6973 or by email 110 Park Central Square Springfield, MO 65806 417-836-6900

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Survey Results: 10-06

Thank you to all that participated in the survey for the Pierce City Comprehensive Plan. SMCOG has returned to us the results of the survey and those have been uploaded to under ‘Public Notices’. You can view the results there as well as the anicipated timeline for the remainder of the project.

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