I am very pleased to announce a new initiative aimed at refreshing the city's perspective on what our downtown could and should look like. A few months ago, my team set out to re-imagine and re-design one of our key downtown streets, and in the process, we heard loud and clear from the community and stakeholders about the need for a larger, more encompassing vision for all our downtown streets and public spaces.
You spoke, we listened, and the message we received was that our residents and downtown partners want an exciting and vibrant place to live, work, and play. It is quite clear that in our planning efforts, our neighbors want a robust plan that considers how public spaces (streets, open spaces, and civic buildings), new and re-imagined land uses, economic development, and infrastructure and technology will help the City achieve the vision of the downtown.
And we won't know what that vision is, or how the vision addresses the needs and desires of all our neighbors until we go through this master planning process.