ICON Monthly Meeting March 26, 7pm

Our ICON meeting will be next Monday, March 26th, 7 p.m., at the First Church of the Brethren, Yale and Ash – SDAT Steering Committee

I have invited Lisa Stott, Chuck Pell and other members of the SDAT Steering Committee, Victoria Ringer, and Michael Higgins, to explain how the neighborhoods encircling the downtown area can contribute to increasing the number of people who work, live, and play in the central core of the City. Whether its changes in traffic flow, enhanced walking and biking facilities, incentives for neighborhood retail development, promotion of unique history and architecture, or more aggressive marketing of inner city neighborhoods as bedroom communities for downtown, each of our neighborhoods has something special to offer.

SDAT Bus Tour, Group Sessions & Public Hearings in may

On Monday, May 7th there will be a bus tour to orient the 10 members of the Sustainable Design Assessment Team to downtown Springfield. Last month members of the ICON Steering Committee took 3 members of the SDAT group on a tour of the neighborhoods. The upcoming tour will concentrate more on the downtown however we want the surrounding neighborhoods to provide information we will give to the Team that describes the neighborhood and how it can contribute to increasing the viability of downtown. I’ve attached an example of how we would describe Enos Park.

In addition to the tour there will be a series of small group sessions and public hearings over a three day period (5/7-9/12). We hope you will clear your schedule for this project.

City Mowing Bids

We’ll also have an update on the mowing bids with the City. There will be a meeting in the Council chamber, noon, Wednesday the 28th. Final application bids are due Friday the 30th by 2 p.m. See you next Monday.