The following message is from the City of Wheaton:
What do you want Downtown Wheaton to be? A new online community outreach tool is one way residents can help provide direction for Downtown Wheaton’s future by posting your ideas about what you want to see.
The City of Wheaton is currently working on a new strategic plan and streetscape plan for the downtown district. The intent of this project is to work with community members and stakeholders (including business owners and downtown tenants, neighborhood representatives, and various civic leaders) in crafting a new vision for downtown for the 21st century. This new online tool is one part of the community input process.
Anyone can participate in this online forum by registering with his or her name, email address, age and zip code. Once registered, you can share your idea(s) about one or more topics relating to economic development, streets, a vision for downtown and more. Or, if you see ideas that you like, you can show your support for it and “second” it, or provide feedback about ideas others have posted. The site will be open for submitting comments and voting on ideas through Oct. 30, 2012.
Design Workshop, the planning/urban design consultant hired to help create the strategic plan, also will be hosting a Community Visioning Session from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 at the DuPage County Historical Museum Auditorium, 102 E. Wesley St.