Wednesday, September 13, 2006

What's up with downtown?

Everybody and his brother and sister seems to be on board to discuss and explain Downtown OP (Marion St.) development tonight, 9/13:
Desman Associates [planning consultant, leading the meeting]; Ross, Barney & Jankowski, the architects designing the parking garage; The Lakota Group, which is responsible for area planning and streetscape; and Metro Transportation Group, working on transportation and parking issues.
I could be wrong, but it seems that this was already discussed and on the way to being done when the village board changed hands two years ago.  Are all bets off?  Some?
Later, from a well-placed source:
Tonight's meeting is an extension of the Crandall-Arambula plan for downtown, which was not specific about downtown proper — Harlem-to-Forest, Lake-to-North Blvd.  Trustees have picked up where they left off a year ago, planning now for the North Blvd. garage and the streeting of Westgate and Marion.  The problem remains what to do with the Colt Building.  Trustees will decide that issue in their 9/21 meeting.

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