Town Center meeting planned

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The public is encouraged to attend an upcoming meeting to learn about the future development of the Grove City Town Center and to share their input on the project.

"We first addressed the issue of revitalization of the Grove City Town Center in the early 1980s, and feel we were successful in our endeavors," said Grove City Mayor Ike Stage. "However, we realize as creative retail development takes place in the city, it is important to revisit this important issue. It is vital that city officials foster the sustained and continued growth of the Town Center."

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Feb. 12, in Rooms 177 and 178 in Park Street Intermediate School, 3205 Park St. Attendees will have the opportunity to observe a presentation and to provide input to city officials as well as representatives from the planning and architectural firm, Lincoln Street Studio, and the market research firm of Boulevard Strategies.

The presentation will cover the strategic approach for the project which includes asset-based planning, emphasizing the community’s existing character; the scope of the project as it pertains to the current business vitality including economic development strategy; the land-use vision addressing existing and potential elements as well as zoning and redevelopment requirements; traffic and parking components; and a greater urban design plan.

"We have been working during January, and we are encouraged. The kickoff meeting will be an opportunity for us to meet all who are interested in the Town Center Plan," said Frank Elmer, a principal at Lincoln Street Studio.

The presentation will conclude with information on how those interested in the project can contribute their input through interviews, surveys, and public forums.

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