Downtown Design Workshop / May 14-17, 2018

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The Downtown Design Workshop was a multi-day event that built on previous Strong at Heart engagement efforts. This workshop brought together key stakeholder groups and members of the public to explore strategies and design concepts for achieving the community’s goals for the downtown. The workshop culminated in the Civic Plaza Drive Street Party where an outdoor open house served as an opportunity for Taoseños to review and comment on the ideas for the downtown that emerged over the course of the week.

Check out this video of some of the festivities:

The workshop resulted in several ideas and key strategies that support the downtown goals (read them here), including:

  • Improving walkability of the downtown
  • Creating street life
  • Creating a connected downtown bike network
  • Enabling infill housing and mixed-use development
  • Encouraging entrepreneurship and local businesses
  • Pursuing smaller-scale beautification projects

A more comprehensive summary of the key outcomes and community input from the Downtown Design Workshop can be found here.

Here are some other photos from the event. Thanks to everyone you came out to participate, share thoughts and ideas – we had a great time!

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