Onalaska residents are getting a better idea of how
the city is moving forward with the Great River Landing
New at ten tonight.
News 8's Mark McPherson joins us live from the newsroom
The actual design for developing onalaska's riverfront
is going to rely heavily on public input.
residents were told how the city plans to use their
and got a better timetable of how it would happen.
The city plans to use a Charrette format for the planning.
It's an intensive.
3-day planning marathon that brings in ideas from
and shapes them into a plan.
Tonight the city explained what to expect for the
and when it would happen.
They also gave some examples of similar projects.
and then opened up the meeting to public comments.
The city says it's an important step in the project.
We're appreciative of all the comments that came up,
it's really going to feed into our planning process
and help create the revised document that we're going
to move forward on construction with.
Some of the public concerns for the project included
how to work around the train tracks.
and the feasibility of building so near a river.
a life-long Onalaska resident.
spoke at the meeting.
She's looking forward to the public being such a big
part of the design.
Going back and forth and having some collaboration
and taking people's advice and getting more ideas
generated, it just makes a whole lot of sense, I'm
definitely going to be here for that.
The city developed a plan for the waterfront back
They are going to use that plan as a template moving
to see what the public still likes.
and what needs to be changed.
The three-day public planning session will take place
between september 29th and October first.