A downtown Master Plan workshop was held last Thursday at the Gadsden Arts Center.
Between 30 and 40 people attended the workshop, which was an opportunity for local citizens and groups interested in the revitalization of downtown Quincy.
The workshop allowed local input on what citizens would like downtown to look like.
The City of Quincy hired Atkins Consulting to oversee the planning stages of the revitalization and John Bourreau from that firm presided over the workshop.
Also in attendance was local architect Joel Sampson who is assisting with the process.
Bourreau explained that the master plan was being developed to help the city grow.
Among his talking points were:
• Capture a fair share of growth and opportunity.
• Job and economic development.
• Control the community’s destiny.
• Build a tax base.
• Build on the community’s best assets.
• Increase the mix of uses downtown.
• Improve the quality of life for the community.
He spoke on re-establishing Quincy as a Regional Center and becoming the heart of the community.
Bourreau said the overall vision for downtown Quincy was to promote a sense of community that was economically strong, attractive and a great place to live and work.
The plan that is being worked on involves 15 blocks of the downtown area (see map).
The area of downtown Quincy targeted for revitalization.
Bourreau said plans were to take the information gathered at the workshop and bring back the results in late summer.
CUTLINE 2: The area of downtown Quincy targeted for revitalization.