MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The City of Marquette is currently engaged in an intensive, five-day planning process for the future of the corridor of 3rd Street.
Dennis Stachewicz, Director of Planning and Community Development for the City of Marquette, and Jim Tischler, Director of Community Development for the Michigan State Housing Authority, visited The SUNNY Morning Show today to discuss this unique planning process.
Stachewicz explained the 3rd Street Sustainable Corridor Planning Project and the Design Charrettes that are currently going on at the Marquette Downtown Commons and how interested parties can get involved in the planning.
He added that the charrettes are part of a planning process that will result in an expedited master plan for the future of the 3rd Street corridor. This technique results in action plans within days and not months, as is usually the process.
Tischler explained the concept of “placemaking” in the context of this planning as the holistic approach to looking at all aspects important to stakeholders in the future of the corridor.
Simply put, the ideas and concepts about 3rd Street out there in the minds of all of the users and consumers of the corridor are valuable in the process and need to be brought to the table. The idea is to make a well-rounded “place” to live, work, recreationally enjoy and more.