Over 85 people attended the event, including Mayor Barrett who spoke at the beginning of the presentation. This open-house-style meeting ran from 4 until 7 pm, with brief presentations at 4:30 and 6.
During the presentation, Department of City Development Rocky Marcoux talked about the history of the Valley and how much it has changed since the adoption of the 1999 plan for the Valley, Menomonee Valley Partners Executive
Director Laura Bray spoke about the MVP’s role in Valley revitalization and how important it is that the public and private sectors work together to accomplish the vision of a renewed Valley, and DCD Planning Manager Vanessa Koster shared about the plan process and where we go from here.
See the previous post to view the presentation slides.
Since the adoption of the 1999 plan for the Valley,
there has been a lot of change and progress, but the important thing to remember is: We’re not done yet! The Valley is full of new opportunities.
- What is the best utilization of property along the Menomonee River?
- How can we improve connections into the Valley from the adjacent neighborhoods?
- Should the currently vacant properties be saved for industrial use,
- or should we consider commercial and retail uses as well?
Share your thoughts and help us plan what the Valley should look like 20 years from now.
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