Partnership in the News: Granite City grantees turn to public for planning ideas

On Thursday, August 9, the St. Louis Regional Sustainable Communities effort met with local citizens to get ideas for what kind of projects would best serve the Granite City-Madison-Venice Tri-City area. It was the second of four meetings intended to plan out future projects.

The effort is being funded by a 2010 HUD Regional Planning grant.

Improvement ideas ranged from creating more business opportunities in the area to picking up where a previously abandoned downtown revitalization effort had left off.

The next meeting will happen sometime in the fall, where proposals for improvements will be presented, with a final meeting in the winter to present and discuss the plan. Drafts of the regional plan will be available sometime mid-2013.

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