Project teams held a joint public meeting on October 27, 2015 at Ovens Auditorium. About 95 people attended, plus staff. It's one of several community engagement activities that began in April 2015.
The goal of the meeting was to present project recommendations and receive additional feedback from the broader community on the
Capital Investment Plan (CIP).
During the meeting, staff displayed several maps to illustrate potential projects that were identified by the Independence Boulevard Area Plan (approved in 2011) by key stakeholders and by neighborhood leaders during focus group meetings. Their recommendations were ranked and prioritized based on specific criteria identified by each project. At this point in the process, the project recommendations are considered final.
Next steps are to complete executive summary reports and prepare planning and design in accordance to each projects bond cycle. We will continue to keep the public updated on the status of each project as we move forward and the next planned community engagement event.