PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT FOR WOODLAND DISTRICT PLANNING UPDATE
LACEY, WA, April 30, 2013: The public is invited to participate in the third and final planning session to enhance Lacey’s Woodland District, a mixed-use sub-area of the city’s central business district, on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Lacey City Hall Council Chambers, 420 College Street SE.
In partnership with the Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC), Lacey is developing a strategic plan for the district—bordered by Interstate 5, College Street, Lacey Boulevard, and the Chehalis Western Trail—to create a vibrant urban core featuring a mix of residential, office, business, recreation, and service uses. Recent consolidation of state agencies in response to the economic downturn has resulted in nearly 240,000 square-feet of vacant office space in the district. While this has had a negative impact, it also offers an opportunity to diversify the district’s employment base.
The draft plan for this project will be presented at the planning session and the community is encouraged to share their thoughts. Some of the community feedback about the District includes the desire for improved aesthetics and architectural character, the need for safer bike and pedestrian access into and throughout the area, and the desire for additional businesses and activities to help create a more vibrant nightlife.
To learn more, visit www.ci.lacey.wa.us/get-involved, or contact Ryan Andrews, Associate Planner, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 491-5642.
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- Ryan Andrews, Associate Planner; (360) 412-3190; email@example.com