Written by Lynn Artz, Wakulla County Commissioner Wednesday, 30 May 2012 09:58
On Tuesday, June 5th,the Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners invites the public to attend a Smart Growth Open House from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Wakulla County Library.
The open house will include a presentation by Chris Duerksen on “Smart Growth Fixes for Rural Communities.” Duerksen will describe common barriers that can hinder the development of an attractive, walkable downtown – and easy ways to remove these stumbling blocks. He will discuss effective ways to encourage rural commercial development. He also will describe ways to preserve the beauty and character of rural roads.
Residents and business owners within downtown Crawfordville -- and property owners along the Big Bend Scenic Byway -- are especially encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served and those present will have an opportunity to socialize, ask questions, and share their opinions.
The June 5th Meet ‘n Greet will kick off a two-day visit by a technical assistance team working for EPA’s Sustainable Communities Building Blocks Program. Team leader Chris Duerksen is Senior Counsel with Clarion Associates and is based in their Florida office. He has helped many communities to update their land development codes to allow and encourage smart growth.
If you miss the evening presentation, consider attending the County Commission Workshop on Wednesday, June 6 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm in the Commission Chambers. A similar presentation will be given at that time.
For additional information, please contact Melissa Corbett, Senior Planner, at 926-3695 ext. 433.
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