Many of us are familiar with the Oshkosh “Downtown Action Plan” that was developed in 2000. The improvements resulting from that plan included the Leach Amphitheater, the Riverwalk, Opera House Square, streetscaping along North Main Street, refurbishing the facade of downtown historical buildings and more. With many of the original goals met and projects completed by 2015 it was time to not only update the Downtown Plan, but to expand the plan to include surrounding areas. The broadened area is called “Center City”. The boundary adds sections of Main Street that span from New York Avenue on the north to 16th Avenue on the south. It also extends west to Wisconsin Street and east to Bay Street.
“Imagine Oshkosh”, the master plan for the Center City, has been completed. It will provide a policy guide and action framework to elevate and promote investment in the Center City. Darryn Burich, director of city planning services, will be presenting the plan at the League of Women Voters of Winnebago County lunch Wednesday, Sept 13. He will describe the planning process, share input garnered from the community outreach events, describe the Center City sub-areas and summarize the results of the two years of study. What is the vision for the Center City area? What are the recommendations that emerged from the planning process? And is there an implementation timetable and course of action steps?
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