Earlier this month it was announced that Goody Clancy – the Boston based firm that completed the 2006 Urban Design Plan – will once again spearhead the effort to update the plan and help guide city planning and development over the next 12-or-so years.
The first plan was awarded the Best Community Plan for 2007 by the American Planning Association.
Goody Clancy president David Spillane was at the Jamestown City Council meeting Monday night and said they’re excited to once again work on helping to guide Jamestown into the future.
“We’ll be working with the community over the next five months,” Spillane said. “Like the last plan, there will be tremendous opportunities for public involvement. There will be several public meetings. We’ll do downtown walking tours and outreach in a range of other ways. I hope we’ll have the opportunity to come and talk with the council and I hope when we’re done, we’ll have a plan that you will be able to endorse.”
According to the Post-Journal, on Tuesday Spillane also met with the Jamestown Planning Commission and offered a presentation on the project.
The firm will also be meeting with community stakeholders and a steering committee the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation in the coming days. It will also make several attempts to seek public input into the process as well.
The effort is being coordinated by JRC, which received an $87,500 state grant through the Regional Economic Development Council program to fund the project.