Leaders with downtown economic development organization River City Company, along with the Benwood and Lyndhurst foundations, are seeking input about the City Center during a three-day design charrette, which will create the basis for ongoing design of the city's core.
"River City Company has a long history of involving the community in our planning process," Kim White, president and CEO of River City Company, said in a prepared statement. "Downtown has a large demand for housing and at the same time vacant and underutilized properties in City Center. We hope a road map with specific recommendations to move this district forward will come out of this communitywide process."
The planning event is scheduled for Oct. 7 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E. M.L. King Blvd., and the public is invited to provide input at that time.
Between that Monday meeting and the following Wednesday, a professional design team will take the community's feedback to help create a plan to spur residential, commercial and civic development in the area.
On Oct. 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the public is invited to come back to the Bessie Smith Cultural Center to see the plan the team developed.
For more information about the City Center Charrette, click here.
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