mobile oil site
The planning however.
will take just 7 days.
Tonight was the first night of a week-long session
where city residents play a big part in how the site
will be developed.
News 8's Mark McPherson was at the meeting.
he joins us live in the newsroom with more.
When you think of a major redevelopment.
you might imagine endless committee meetings.
studies and delays.
That's not how this will happen.
The north side redevelopment is being handled by a
A seven day.
non-stop brainstorming session that will.
in the end.
shape our city's future.
It started as a normal presentation.
SOT - WE'VE GOT ROOM AT HIS TABLE.
It didn't stay that way.
SOT - WE'VE GOT A BRIDGE HERE....
In a burst of ideas.
the northside redevelopment charrette got underway.
- It's a flurry of creativity, creative energy
Residents give ideas for housing.
anything they think will fit in the space.
Some times the exchanges go well.
other times it does not...
But it all the ideas add to the process...
- We'll bring them back three days later and continue
that discussion, get more feedback, and go back through
that feedback loop process three times.
- It's fantastic to get so much feedback from so many
Residents like Jerome Gundersen knows the ideas he's
could shape the city for a generation.
- I've been waiting for this, I think everyone in
town has been waiting to see what will happen with
these undeveloped sites.
And while it seems like chaos...
It's carefully thought out.
- It's like a puzzle, it's thought otu and once you
dive in, the initial jump in is difficult sometimes
but usually by the end you come out with a nice product.
In just seven days these first few scribbles will
become the future of the north side.
- we really have to do the best job we can to keep
mobile oil sight something for 100 years in the future
rather than a sand lot.
this was just the first of what will be multiple meetings.
many just like this one.
Planners will use the ideas tonight to create their
then repeat this process.
Each one incorporating more ideas.
and getting the city closer to a final plan.
That plan will be presented next tuesday night.
If you would like to be part of this process the next
meeting will be tomorrow morning.
The meeting goes from 8-30 in the morning to 1 in
the afternoon at Western Techincal College in the