January 27, 2023 – Whether you typically visit the Greater Midland Community Center to sweat, swim, play, or learn, the City of Midland wants to add ‘share my ideas for the future of Midland in the next 30+ years’ to that list on February 2!
On Thursday, February 2 from 4 – 7 p.m., City of Midland staff will visit the main lobby of the Greater Midland Community Center, 2205 Jefferson Avenue, for an open house-style event to collect public input for the Midland City Modern Master Plan process. There will be no formal presentations or set agendas: At this event, visitors can discuss their ideas with a City staff member, take an online survey to share their input, and participate in fun, thoughtful feedback activities. This is a great opportunity for those who live, work, or play in this area of the city to get involved with the Master Plan update!
Similar events are being planned at other establishments in the coming months. More information on these events will be announced when details are available.
“The key to a successful, inclusive Master Plan that is representative of the entire community’s future vision is public input,” said Director of Planning and Community Development Jacob Kain. “By visiting popular community gathering spaces such as local watering holes, coffee shops, and social amenities, we can meet people where they are and have meaningful two-way conversations.”
The City’s Master Plan serves as the City’s official policy guide and strategy for community improvements and development over the next 30 years. Master plans help maintain a consistent vision in cities while directing redevelopment and change, increasing livability and neighborhoods, and transforming it into a more sustainable, innovative, accessible, attractive, and economically vibrant community. The City’s last comprehensive master planning process took place in 2005 – 2006.
For more information on the Midland City Modern Master Planning initiative or to view upcoming events and progress completed to date, visit www.midlandcitymodern.com.