Public invited to ‘visioning workshops’ for Aurora Places plan


    AURORA | Aurora residents will be able to share their ideas for the city’s future with government staffers at a series of “visioning workshops” later this month and in early May, signaling the second phase of a long-term planning project city officials started last year.

    The first of the more than half a dozen such sessions is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. April 19 at the Aurora Central Library at 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., according to a press release the city issued this week. The April 19 session is intended for business owners to share their thoughts on economic sustainability, housing, community health, equity and other aspects of doing business in the city. Registration for the event, which will include a breakfast, is required at the Aurora Chamber of Commerce’s website.

    Other public planning sessions are slated to take place at various locations across different geographic corners of the city April 26, May 2 and May 3. A session in Spanish will be held at 5:30 p.m. May 10 at the Aurora Welcome Center on Peoria Street.

    The planning sessions are a part of the city’s “Aurora Places” plan, which will be used to help officials make decisions on development, transportation, parks and other aspects of municipal government in the coming years. About 2,300 people participated in the first phase of the planning project last year, according to city spokeswoman Julie Patterson.

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