Now, Mayor Emily Styron is engaging the community: help us reinvent the gateway into our historic Village Business District.
The first ZGA Listening Session took place on Thursday, October 1. The ZGA Listening Session 2 takes place open house style on Thursday, October 22 from 9 - 11 a.m. and from 4 - 6 p.m. at Zionsville Town Hall. The material in the morning session and the evening session will be identical so volunteers can participate during the timeframe that works best for you. For those who participated in the first Listening Session, this is the same presentation.
Stations will be spaced out to allow for social distancing. Volunteers participating must wear a mask, maintain social distancing and utilize the hand sanitizer stations. The in-person process will take each person about 40 – 50 minutes to complete.
The Virtual Listening Session includes three engagement sections and an exit section. Sections are meant to guide volunteers through the strategic and interactive process of sharing the mission and intent of the planning process, conveying the history and complexity of the space within the ZGA, receiving feedback and input on current experiences in the space, and sharing goals and next steps. This Virtual Listening Session was created to offer a similar format to the live event for those who were unable to attend.
Listening Session 2
When: Thursday, October 22 from 9 - 11 a.m. and from 4 - 6 p.m. (open house style)
Mission statement: We are here to identify the highest, best and most sustainable mix of uses within the Zionsville Gateway Area (ZGA) and to explore ideas for an economically vibrant, whole-community serving and authentically Zionsville experience.
In October, strategic planning and consulting firm Thomas P. Miller and Associates (TPMA) will facilitate our process and begin engaging the community.Concurrent with the efforts of TPMA, DELV Design Studio will produce master planning and design options and package these into designs for ultimate use in future Request for Proposals (RFPs).
Through the design process, we will be guided to 1. Understand (solving the right problem), 2. Explore (solving the problem right) and 3. Implement (next step: full design ahead).
The Design Process
Mayor Emily Styron discusses the Gateway Redevelopment Plan during one of the monthly Live Sessions on YouTube.