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City Seeking Input in Downtown Wheaton Strategic Planning

New website allows users to submit ideas in the city's strategic planning for downtown Wheaton.

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.

Jamie Jones August 18, 2012 at 01:51 AM
GET RID OF SANDBERGS, HE HAS THE BEST SPOT IN TOWN, AND IT'S THE UGGLIEST. IT TOTALLY BRINGS THE TOWN DOWN.
John Mihas August 18, 2012 at 02:09 AM
JJ did you get up on the wrong side of bed this morning. Free market decides what stays or goes. Not the city council or people who dislike Sandburg.
Jamie Jones August 18, 2012 at 11:32 AM
No, it's a start, something nice to go in there, it's the center of town. What's wrong with that comment. Also, it would be nice to have everyone match, like awnings or signs the same
John Mihas August 18, 2012 at 03:56 PM
They city used eminent domain, to take over the other Sandburg building. I realize that his building are an eyesore, but city is deciding who stays or goes, is not the free market.
Nancy Chovancek August 28, 2012 at 09:21 PM
I disagree. The charm do this town is the uniqueness of each individual store. To have everything uniform would look like tract housing or a strip mall... Wheaton is NOT a part of those categories. We want to set this town apart from the norm. Preserve the pedestrian nature of downtown.

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