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Michigan City Journal | December 10, 2018

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Michigan City Launches Outreach Program to get Community Feedback

Michigan City Launches Outreach Program to get Community Feedback
Luis Izquierdo

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — City officials have launched an outreach program to gather feedback on residents’ opinions on what they would like to see the city provide to make Michigan City a better place to live, work, and play.

After several years of planning, the city is getting closer to breaking ground on their Civic Plaza Project which will provide a plaza in the Uptown Arts District on the corner of 7th and Franklin Streets where officials plan to program events all year long to offer many activities to residents and help boost business growth along Franklin Street and the surrounding area.

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Some planned activities, although not set in stone, are expected to be a 5,000 square foot splash pad, a 10,000 square foot ice skating rink, and a stage to host live bands, movie nights, and more.

Officials hosted a gathering at the location where the plaza is scheduled to be constructed last week where members of the public were invited to hear Mayor Ron Meer and keynote speaker Roger Brooks explain the vision of the new plaza and how it would benefit the city and its residents and local small businesses.

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During the gathering and in the following days on social media residents have expressed support and concerns of the project and many have also given opinions on what the city should provide.

During the new outreach program launched by city officials, residents will be given the opportunity to express those concerns and recommendations in a survey that will be reviewed by a group of officials working together to build the plaza into a place truly made for the enjoyment of Michigan City citizens.

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As part of the program, officials will host several events from now until the end of September where they can speak to residents, business owners, and even children to get their opinions. The survey is one of the first stages of the program and was first announced on the My Michigan City Facebook page Tuesday evening.

To give your feedback on what you think the city should provide to make Michigan City a better place to live, work, and play, complete the short survey HERE.

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