Now is your chance to tell the City Commission and Planning Staff what you want for the future of downtown — as well as what you don’t. The city has been working with an outside consulting firm to develop a master plan for downtown. It’s a long process, and there is a public comment period over the next few weeks.
The easiest way to participate is to take the online survey. You can choose one of three: resident, business or youth. Please take the time to participate.
You also are invited to participate in one of the two community workshops at the Carnegie Building this week. One session is for the general public; the other is aimed at people who own businesses or property downtown. A moderator for the consulting firm will work with participants to identify key priorities the group wishes to focus on. Our position is simple: preserving historic resources should be a principal goal of our downtown development plan. Your support of that position at these meetings will help keep it foremost in the process.
LPA will continue to monitor this plan as it progresses through the planning process. Now it’s your turn to speak up. Thank you in advance for making your voice heard on this important subject.
Details on the two community workshop sessions:
General Public Workshop
Wednesday, June 5
Carnegie Building 200 W. 9th Street (map)
6:30 to 8pm
Downtown Business Owner and Property Owner Workshop
Thursday, June 6
7:30 to 9am