Residents and business owners from St. Joseph are being asked to weigh in on a master plan for the downtown that’s being drafted right now. Paul Finn, a planner with the firm Houseal Lavigne, tells WSJM News “Downtown Vision” will be a document the city can use to guide development in the area for the next 15 to 20 years.
“This could include everything from land use and how things are developed or changed as well as things in the public realm like streetscape improvements or physical improvements to the downtown to take what’s there to make it look better, make it better serve the community,” Finn said.
A resident workshop for everyone to offer their input will be next Tuesday at St. Joseph City Hall from 6 to 7 p.m. There will also be a workshop for business owners next Wednesday from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the same place. Finn says public input is much needed. You can also weigh in via a survey on the plan right here.