Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Dog Days of Summer--Resources, what's happening in the background

Well, it's the dog days of summer and I have been negligent about keeping this blog up-to-date. so this post will be a collection of random stuff:

In July both the Seward Neighborhood Group board and the Seward Civic and Commerce Association board approved the Franklin Planning Values that came out of the task forces. The Seward Redesign board is expected to approve the values at it's August meeting.

Another Resource:
Jay Walljasper (the speaker at our Saturday session) has a new article on a National Geographic site: "A historic opportunity to improve our cities".

More chances to comment:
The first phase was getting the values in place and generating ideas for improving the Avenue. We've assembled all of this into a booklet that will be distributed to businesses on the Avenue.

Expect the books to be at the businesses in about a week. The books will have the left pages blank for comments. Fell free to give us your thoughts.

Bystrom Project:
Many of you may know of the Bystrom project--this is the land between 22nd Street and 24th Street along the LRT. Part of the project includes simplifying the Minnehaha/Franklin/Cedar intersection. This will be the first chance we will have to apply our Franklin Planning Values to a project. Look for news on how to participate in planning this project in the near future.

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