The City of Concord is looking to the future, and asking residents to share their ideas for a better, brighter city.
To foster community engagement, the city has established an interactive website called Concord Connects, which includes a forum for the downtown-specific plan, ideas for neighborhood street features, and thoughts on how to create a safer environment for cyclists and pedestrians.
The city is also using the site for informational surveys, such as a recent questionnaire on sewer lateral replacement.
Creating "strong connections" is the idea behind the website, according to Concord Connects, giving residents an "opportunity to share ideas that will directly impact the strategic direction of Concord for years to come."
Some ideas submitted by the public include:
- Fixing the pavements in the North Todos Santos District
- Bringing upscale stores to Park & Shop
- Creating separate bike lanes on major roads such as Monument Boulevard
- Ensuring all city streets have sidewalks on both sides of the road
- Erecting a permanent wall or hedge on the Willow Pass side of Todos Santos Plaza
- Installing bike racks downtown and in shopping areas
An Ideas Fair will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the . RSVP to Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (925) 671-3369.
"The feedback from the Ideas Fair will become part of the Downtown Specific Plan," said Planning Manager Carol Johnson in a press release. "All residents, property owners and businesses in Concord will benefit from a strong, vibrant and sustainable downtown that serves to attract additional investment in the community."
What ideas do you have for the future of Concord? Share your thoughts in the comments below.