Approximately 200 people attended an ice cream social in August that was aimed at soliciting feedback on a revitalization plan for the area that includes the former Fraser Paper Mill and the Olde Downtown area near Elm Street and Central Avenue.
City officials and consultants from OHM Advisors will offer residents a final chance to provide input on preliminary short- and long-term concepts for the area during an open house set for 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 10, at Fire Station 56, 125 W. Central Ave.
After asking questions such as: ‘what would you most like to see in West Carrollton?’ or ‘what would make you visit the Olde Downtown area?’ the planners have developed conceptual renderings for what possible redevelopment could look like, said Greg Gaines, West Carrollton planning director.
The study, which is aimed at identifying a market-based, economically viable, sustainable vision for the area, is being funded by a grant from the Montgomery County Land Bank.
“The overall goal is to enhance the desirability of the downtown as a destination,” Gaines said.
After receiving input from the public open house, the Planning Commission steering committee will review the plan once more on Jan. 18 before forwarding it to the City Council.
For more information, check: https://oldedowntown-wc.com/
For more information, call Greg Gaines, West Carrollton planning director, at (937) 859-5184.