Downtown Master Plan Public Meetings Set The
Downtown Master Plan Public Meetings Set
The public can review Glendive’s Downtown Master Plan and have a say in what should be included at the public meeting of the City-County Planning Board December 14 at 6:30 in the Dawson County Courthouse Community Room. Use the front entrance. A draft of the plan is available at http://sandersonstewart.com/projects/glendive/ and local websites www.greaterglendive.org and www.buildingactiveglendive.com as well as the Glendive Library.
Suggestions or changes made by the public can be incorporated into the final draft if approved by the planning board.
It then will go to the Glendive City Council 7 PM December 19 for review. Public input will also be taken. Mayor Jimison said that additions or changes can be added at that time similar to corrections to the minutes. The final accepted copy of the downtown master plan will incorporate any changes made at these last two public meetings.
Sanderson Stewart of Bozeman & Billings was chosen by the city council to help design the community plan. Lauren Waterton, Sr. Planner and Placemaking Studio Manager has been working with a committee of seven Glendivians to incorporate the needs, wishes and community flavor and utilize the local assets and opportunities. The first public meeting in September had great participation by downtown businesses and community members. Their ideas were incorporated into the next draft.
If reading the draft plan, the meat of the future plans for downtown is after page 25 with the final two pages listing the action plans and who is in charge of getting the ball rolling.
This won’t be a sit on the shelf plan. It is exciting to see some businesses and organizations already making a difference downtown.
The city received grants from Main Street Montana and Community Development Block Grant for a Downtown Master Plan. Peggy Iba, president of Greater Glendive Community Foundation with help from Kathy McLane of MidRivers and collaboration with Glendive Director of Operation Kevin Dorwart and Mayor Jimison submitted the grants and were notified a year ago Glendive was chosen. Dorwart is managing the grant and prepared the RFP to choose the engineering firm to work with locals to develop the plan.
(Thursday) 6:30 PM
Dawson County Courthouse Basement