City will hold community conversation regarding future of downtown, Division Street corridor
For the City Times
Submitted by Michael Ostrowski, CEcD, AICP
Director of Community Development / Redevelopment Authority
STEVENS POINT — The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Stevens Point is holding a community conversation on the future of the Downtown and the Division Street corridor on Jan. 17, 2019, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM in the Community Engagement Room at Mid-State Technical College (1001 Centerpoint Drive).
The Redevelopment Authority is starting a planning process to better meet community needs in these areas, and wants to hear from you. After a brief introduction to each area, the rest of the meeting will belong to residents, business owners, and property owners to share their thoughts and ideas on the future of these areas in a fun and interactive environment, facilitated by our consultants. All opinions are welcomed and will be respected.
The plans for these areas will help shape the primary vision-setting and policy-directing strategies to lead the on going revitalization and evolution of Stevens Point for the next 10 to 20 years. In addition to establishing priorities for the City’s future land use, transportation network, parks and open spaces, and major development projects, the plans are expected to guide real estate and infrastructure investments, as well as planning and economic development activities.
The new plans will build on prior plans and technical studies, modern trends, and recent development activity. Further, they will engage both the local and broader community in meaningful ways to ensure they reflect the needs and desires of the populace, and will bring about their support for the resulting vision and recommendations. This will be the first of at least three community events during the planning process where citizens will have an opportunity to help shape these important strategies.
For more information or special accommodations, please contact Michael Ostrowski at 715-346-1568 or [email protected]. If you’re unable to attend the meeting, check StevensPoint.com after January 18 for all of the information presented at the meeting and a survey and worksheet that can be completed and submitted from home.