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Open House Features Recreation Plan Public Input, Presentation on Rouge River Corridor Project

Release date: 2/11/2016

On February 25th, the City of Farmington is holding an open house to present project details on the Rouge River Corridor Project and gather public input for updating the city’s 5-year Recreation Master Plan.
Between 6-7 p.m., a presentation will highlight a joint planning effort between the cities of Farmington and Farmington Hills’ Corridor Improvement Authorities to create a comprehensive plan for revitalizing the Rouge River Corridor. Key efforts include a site design for a non-motorized pathway, as well as implementation strategies, funding opportunities and ideas on how the river can be used to support new economic development opportunities.

Between 7-9 p.m., an open house will be held where attendees are asked to provide input for the 5-year Recreation Master Plan update. The meetings are part of a series of steps the city must take in order to be eligible for Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources grant funding. The existing recreation plan from 2005 will be updated to be more engaging and readable, to reflect changes in the community and create strategies to implement goals as envisioned by the public.

In a September special meeting of the City Council to consider the plan update, Mayor Galvin made public engagement a priority of the planning process and requested that “Farmington’s diverse population also be included in the public feedback phase of the project”. At the same meeting, the city hired LSL Planning to provide expertise in public engagement and recreation planning. The team hopes for a good turnout at the open house, but encourages residents to participate in an online survey if they are unable to attend the event. The online survey can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/farmgov through the end of February.

Contact Kevin Christiansen at the City of Farmington (kchristiansen@farmgov.com or 248-474-5500) for further information.

 

 

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