March 10, 2023 – Add “provide input on the Master Plan” to your St. Patrick’s Day festivities on March 17 by visiting Live Oak Coffeehouse in Midtown for a beverage and a chat with City of Midland staff.
On Friday, March 17 from 3 – 5 p.m., members from the Planning Department will visit Live Oak Coffeehouse, 711 Ashman Street, to collect public input for the Midland City Modern Master Plan process. Residents are invited to sit down and engage in a conversation while enjoying a coffee, beverage, or snack. There will be no formal presentations, set agendas, or materials to review: just an opportunity to talk with staff about the future of Midland. Look for the City Modern logo and grab a seat at the table!
Similar events are being planned at other establishments in the coming months. More information on these events will be announced when details are available.
“The key to a successful, inclusive Master Plan that is representative of the entire community’s future vision is public input,” said Director of Planning and Community Development Jacob Kain. “By visiting popular community gathering spaces such as local watering holes, coffee shops, and social amenities, we can meet people where they are and have meaningful two-way conversations.”
The City’s Master Plan serves as the City’s official policy guide and strategy for community improvements and development over the next 30 years. Master plans help maintain a consistent vision in cities while directing redevelopment and change, increasing livability and neighborhoods, and transforming it into a more sustainable, innovative, accessible, attractive, and economically vibrant community. The City’s last comprehensive master planning process took place in 2005 – 2006.
For more information on the Midland City Modern Master Planning initiative or to view upcoming events and progress completed to date, visit www.midlandcitymodern.com.