In 2014, Dunbar, a western neighbor of the state capital of Charleston, adopted a
comprehensive plan. Located in the southern part of the state, Dunbar is an incorporated
city in Kanawha County. The population of the city peaked at approximately 11,000
in 1960, and now stands at 7,907. The comprehensive plan outlines specific action
steps designed to improve the quality of life in Dunbar. The full 82-page plan
includes high priority (to be achieved in 5 years), medium priority (5-8 years),
and low priority (less than 10 years) objectives. In just over 2 years, the city
has successfully completed a large portion of what it set out to achieve.
As shown in the chart below, 78% of high priority goals are either completed,
in progress, or in the planning stage.