Carbondale Advisory Committee Discussing New Master Plan
CARBONDALE -- Work's now underway to develop a new master plan for downtown Carbondale. A special advisory committee met Wednesday night for the first time. The group will focus on the corridor along Illinois and University Avenues from the SIU campus north to Willow Street.
City officials, business owners, and community members are on the advisory committee. They're trying to lay out a new vision for the center of Carbondale. The current master plan is more than 20 years old. Many feel it's time for change.
It's a vibrant atmosphere. People make their way through downtown Carbondale. As construction continues on the new apartment and retail development at the site of the old 710 bookstore.
This is the first of eight planned meetings. Transportation will be the next topic at the meeting on September 3. The committee will update the Carbondale City Council on its progress every month.
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