Public Input Sought on Downtown Algonquin Improvements
A public workshop will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church and School this evening.
The Village of Algonquin requests public input regarding enhancement opportunities for its downtown.
Over the past few months, the village’s planning consultant Land Vision, Inc. has examined the existing physical and market conditions in Downtown Algonquin and an open public workshop to continue to identify existing assets and desired improvements will be held on Thursday, July 19 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church and School, 300 Jefferson Street.
The public input session will last approximately 90 minutes and the village is encouraging residents, businesses, and downtown property owners to attend and provide their recommendations.
An interactive program is planned and persons interested in attending are asked to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the meeting to check-in and register as the workshop will have a formal agenda and begin promptly at 7:00pm.
At the workshop, the Land Vision consultant team will provide an overview of their initial findings for Downtown and then lead a series of small group exercises. For example, a visual preference survey will ask the public to express—using a keypad polling device—their preferences for different types of building styles, parking arrangements, and recreational opportunities.
Meeting attendees will also be asked to brainstorm general enhancements for downtown and draw on aerial maps where specific improvements should occur.
Overall, the public input obtained during the workshop will be used to help define priority areas for further consideration and analysis as the downtown planning study moves forward.
Source: village of Algonquin press release