A community workshop for the downtown redevelopment plan will be conducted at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, at Country Traditions, 330 North Main. The meeting will begin with a presentation of the project process and schedule. There will be an open discussion about the future vision for Downtown Fremont. Michael Alley of Alley Poyner Maccietto Architecture of Omaha will facilitate the workshop.
The Downtown Revitalization project is funded by a Community Development Block Grant from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, the Fremont & Dodge County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Downtown Improvement District.
Background: The Planning Study for Downtown Revitalization is Phase I of a two-phase project. The City contracted with Alley Poyner Maccietto Architecture of Omaha to conduct the study, which will be completed by January 31, 2012. The second phase will be Implementation of the Plan, with additional funding available through the Community Development Block Grant program.
The purpose of the Downtown Revitalization Plan is to develop realistic short-term and long-term goals and objectives. The firm has reviewed past studies and now is conducting workshops on October 18 and November 15 to gather input from the community.
The plan will give Fremont guidance to create a revitalized downtown.
For more information contact Jan Rise, Administrative Services Director (402)727.2624