The New ERA Community Group and its Board of Directors recently announced that the Saginaw Downtown Urban Design Charrette would take place November 8-12, 2013. A "Charette" is a multi-day collaborative planning event designed to come up with redevelopment concepts for the City of Saginaw.
In preparation for this event, the New E.R.A. Community Group hosted a Saginaw Urban Design Charrette Educational Forum on October 8th at the Great Lakes Crossroad facility on S. Water Street. This meeting was open to the public and the session started with presentations by Historian Thomas Trombley on the history of Saginaw, as well as updates from Stephen McBride and Teresa Stitts from the New E.R.A. Marina and Education Committees.
The highlight of the evening was a presentation delivered by Sarah Lewis of Fuss & O'Neal. Sarah is the senior Urban Design Professional and Charrette Facilitator that will be on site leading the Charrette event November 8th-12th. Sarah led an interactive discussion on how the Charrette process works and what citizens and participants can look forward to during the November 8th-12th Charrette event for Saginaw.
Public participation is particularly important at the Charrette Kick-off on Friday, November 8th from 7-8 p.m. and the Work-in-Progress Presentation on Tuesday, November 12th from 7-8:30 p.m. (both events will be held at SVRC, 1000 Tuscola, Saginaw 48601).
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