community visioning

Overview

Our process began with public visioning sessions, a community tour, a steering committee meeting, and key stakeholder interviews. ​

During the visioning sessions, we ask two basics questions around six categories; what’s unique and what’s missing? Hands down the #1 concern across sessions and all meetings was the lack of local food/drink options. A close second was an overall lack of amenities/things to do. ​

Key themes for further focus included:

  • Strong desire for more local Food / Restaurants, Brewery / Tap Room options 
  • Downtown Amenities, Art, and Entertainment
  • Social spaces for people of all ages
  • Housing options for various needs/incomes
  • Defined local identity / Increase shared sense of unity​ 
  • Recreation and Connectivity​ 
  • Public Art / Beautification
  • Childcare / Youth Programming
  • Workforce or Business Incubator

Strategies

Our team took the visioning session results, stakeholder/building owner interviews, Steering Committee feedback, and paired them with our own research to develop the most impactful projects for Cassopolis to continue the momentum from Imagine Cass.

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