Northcenter Town Center Plaza
Politicians, professionals, property owners, residents, and municipal departments all have very different opinions about what is desired, practical, financially feasible, and implementable within a reasonable timeframe. A stakeholder group this disparate requires a strong hand holding approach best accomplished through face to face meetings. Planning and design workshops allowed participants to express their opinions and react to others in real-time. It also allowed the ability to follow up and probe deeply into understanding the components behind specific comments and desires. As a result, a consensus plan was generated that is now being used to solicit public and private financing for the desired improvements.