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Meetings Scheduled To Discuss Lenoir Downtown Master Plan

The City of Lenoir will hold community engagement meetings in March to gather ideas and get public feedback for the City’s new Downtown Master Plan. The Downtown Master Plan will establish goals for redevelopment and improvements in Downtown Lenoir during the next 10 years. The plan will likely recommend changes and additions to public infrastructure such as sidewalks, common areas, lighting, and street patterns in Downtown.

City of Lenoir staff and DLR Group, which was selected to develop the plan, will hold three community engagement meetings in March to get public input. Residents are welcome to attend any or all of the meetings. They will be held Friday, March 3 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at The Harper Room at 1016 Harper Avenue. Saturday, March 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center at 313 Greenhaven Drive NW. And Saturday, March 4 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Mulberry Recreation Center at 720 Mulberry Street SW.

Downtown Lenoir Main Street Director Kaylynn Horn said staff and DLR Group want to make sure the Downtown Master Plan represents the interests of residents, businesses, property owners, local leaders, and the City. Getting input and ideas from the public during the community engagement meetings will help make that happen.

During the community engagement meetings, DLR Group staff will explain what a Downtown Master Plan is, what the goals of a plan are, why a community would develop one, and the timeline and process of creating Lenoir’s plan. But, most of the meeting will be interactive.

DLR Group is a nationally renowned design firm based in Charlotte with more than 40 designers, architects, and planners. They visited Lenoir in January, met with the Downtown Master Plan Advisory Committee, and held several one-on-one interviews and focus group meetings. The group hopes to have the new Downtown Master Plan completed by October this year.

[News release courtesy of City of Lenoir]