Lots of people dropped by the Katz building yesterday, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, to give their input on the Downtown Morganton Master Plan.
Stantec, the consultants, held several round-table discussions on issues such as the Broughton project, converting the one-way streets in downtown back to two-way, public art, and youth engagement. Tuesday night, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Stantec staff displayed the work and drawings completed that day. One popular set of drawings were ideas on how to rejuvenate the Historic Courthouse Square into a more user-friendly space. “In our mind, the courthouse square is the most underutilized public space you have,” said Craig Lewis, Stantec.
The Charrette continues today, Wednesday, May 17, with sessions on Courthouse Square Public Space Improvements and a Downtown Public Space Stakeholder Discussion with Parks and Recreation Master Plan Consultant Team. The public is again invited to the second Morganton On Tap tonight, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at Catawba Brewing Company. Come join the open-mic dialogue, and check out mid-week concepts and drawings.
Don’t miss your chance to share ideas about the future of Downtown Morganton!