University of Wisconsin-Stout

Oct. 13, 2010

A downtown revitalization group has scheduled the first of three community meetings to get input from residents.

The public is invited to Redevelopment Steering Group sessions from 3-5:30 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 420 Wilson Ave., Menomonie.

The meeting will focus on residents’ ideas and hopes for downtown during large and small group discussions.

At two future community meetings, a consulting team will offer its recommendations for downtown, based in part on what it hears from the community.

The community meetings will allow residents and downtown stakeholders to share concerns, work together to assess downtown’s strengths and weaknesses and to suggest priorities for change.

The group is a collaborative effort of the University of Wisconsin-Stout, city of Menomonie, Dunn County, Dunn County Economic Development Corporation, Greater Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce, Main Street of Menomonie and WestConsin Credit Union.

The group’s goal is to define a comprehensive and market-driven strategy for revitalizing downtown Menomonie. The consultant is working with downtown merchants to survey customers, and information about Menomonie is being compiled in support of the study.

For more information on the revitalization efforts, go to http://www3.uwstout.edu/asls/redev/.

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