There are several exciting planning events in the next two weeks that we encourage you to participate in:
1. DOWNTOWN DESIGN CHARRETTE. On Wednesday, August 15 and Thursday, August 16, the City’s planning consultants will be conducting a downtown design charrette, which will involve preparing design concepts for the downtown based on public input. The charrette will be held in the storefront of 206 Central Avenue. See attached flyer for hours and additional information. We invite you to stop by the charrette and share your ideas for the downtown.
2. POP-UP PLACEMAKING EVENT. On Thursday, August 16, there will be a variety of pop-up events and performances in downtown Faribault. See attached flyer for hours and additional information. We encourage you to attend these events (or create a pop-up event of your own!), then stop by the charrette at 206 Central and provide feedback on the pop-up events can help inform how we plan for the future of the downtown.
3. COMMUNITY FORUM TO HELP PLAN THE FUTURE OF DOWNTOWN FARIBAULT. The City of Faribault would like to invite you to participate in a community forum to help plan for the future of Downtown Faribault on Thursday, August 23, 2018 in the community event center (Room A105) at South Central College (1225 3rd St SW). Doors will open at 5:30 pm with formal activities beginning at 6:00 pm and ending by 8:30 pm. (See attached flyer.)
The forum will be highly interactive. All participants will be able to weigh in on the future of the Downtown.
The forum is open to the general public. For a portion of the evening, the group will be focusing small group discussions on the following topics as they relate specifically to the downtown:
· Built Environment: Buildings, Land Use, Transportation (Vehicular, Bicycles, Pedestrian, Transit), Sewer, Water, Telecommunications, and Other Infrastructure
· Economic Development: Job Growth, New Products and Construction, Business Retention and Expansion, Branding and Marketing, Circulating Dollars in the Community, and Financial Institutions and Assistance
· Community Building: Education/Training, Personal and Professional Support Systems, Healthy Living and Healthcare, Safety, Housing for All, Capacity Building, Collaborations, and Governance
· Cultural Institutions: Traditions, Values, Arts, Diversity, and Heritage
· Natural Environment: Water, Air, Soil, Vegetation, Open Space, Wildlife, Clean Energy, and Climate
Seating is limited. Therefore, please RSVP to the following website: https://journeyto2040community_forum1.eventbrite.com to make sure you are guaranteed a seat. When making your reservation, please make sure to indicate which of the above topics you are most interested in when considering the downtown.
This forum is the first of three such forums addressing the future of Faribault as part of a larger planning process known as Journey to 2040. The other two forums will focus on the City’s Parks, Trails, and Open Space Plan and the City’s Comprehensive Plan. More details about these additional forums will be made available in the future.
You can access more information about the events described above and the larger planning process currently underway (Faribault Journey to 2040) at the following website: www.journeyto2040.com . Please do not hesitate to contact David Wanberg, City Planner, if you need any special accommodations to attend this meeting or if you have any questions or comments.