Woodstock City Council Downtown Development Plan Workshop met July 11.
Woodstock City Council Downtown Development Plan Workshop met July 11.
Here is the minutes provided by the Council:
The Woodstock City Council, joined by City Staff and members of the public, met at the Bandstand in the Park in the Square at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, to tour the Woodstock Square in preparation for a Special City Council Workshop to discuss creation of a Downtown Development Plan for the City of Woodstock. The Agenda for this Special Meeting was posted no less than 48 hours in advance of the meeting and the Media and all Council members were notified of the meeting.
Council Members Present: Daniel Hart, Maureen Larson, Jim Prindiville, Mark Saladin, Gordon Tebo, Michael Turner, and Mayor Brian Sager.
Council Members Absent: None
Information was provided to the City Council regarding the Downtown and surrounding area including various specific sites within that area. The Council was given the opportunity to ask questions in preparation for the Workshop to be convened following the tour.
The tour ended at Stage Left Café and the meeting recessed at 5:00 pm.
The meeting reconvened at 5:12 pm and the meeting segment of the Special City Council Workshop on the Downtown Development Plan was called to order by Mayor Brian Sager at 5:12PM at Stage Left Cafe.
Mayor Sager stated that the purpose of this meeting was to discuss the creation of a Downtown Development Plan for the Woodstock Square and surrounding area.
A roll call was taken.
Council Members Present: Daniel Hart, Maureen Larson, Jim Prindiville, Mark Saladin, Gordon Tebo, Michael Turner, and Mayor Brian Sager.
Council Members Absent: None
Staff Present: City Manager Roscoe Stelford, Assistant City Manager/Finance Director Paul Christensen, Public Works Director Jeff Van Landuyt, Economic Development Director Garrett Anderson, Building and Zoning Director Joe Napolitano, and Grant Writer/Communications Manager Terry Willcockson.
Others Present: City Clerk Cindy Smiley and several members of the public.
Discussion – Downtown Development Plan:
Mayor Sager suggested that this City Council discussion focus on four areas in a workshop format: 1) Brief review of data previously received through surveys; 2) Brief review of information received today and highlights of points of consideration relative to the tour; 3) Discussion of the next steps to be taken in terms of scheduling and the process to move forward with a Downtown Development Plan; and 4) Process and Procedure – discussion of engaging professional assistance, working through the normal planning process with various City commissions, and the challenges that must be addressed regarding the planning process and providing direction to City staff.
There being no questions or comments from the Council or the public, Mayor Sager yielded the floor to Economic Development Director Garrett Anderson.
Mr. Anderson reviewed the data that has been received through various sources including the online survey, noting 4/5 of the respondents were Woodstock residents. This included information on the distance the respondents travel to visit Woodstock and the frequency of those visits. Mr. Anderson noted that of those respondents who come to the Square for the Farmers Market, most come from within 5 miles and visit once a week. He noted many also visit other businesses and restaurants during their visits to the Farmers Market.
Mr. Anderson then discussed the Net Promoter Score, which is an indication of how likely a respondent would recommend Woodstock. He stated 20 to 30 is considered a very good score as the scale is from -100 to +100 with Woodstock’s score being +28%. Mr. Anderson noted the survey shows the number of promoters coming from outside of Woodstock is greater than from within town.
Mr. Anderson then reviewed the NPS shopping and dining scores with shopping scoring -32% and dining scoring -12%. He stated of the top 100 answers respondents gave when asked what changes would need to be made to give Downtown Woodstock a higher rating, the most frequent answer was “more.” He stated the most frequent answers given by respondents when asked what Woodstock does really well were “Farmers Market,” “Square,” and “Events.”
Mr. Anderson then reviewed the respondents’ choices for potential uses for the redevelopment of the Old Courthouse, Woodstock Station, the Old Sheriff’s House, Richards Supply, Old BMO Harris Bank Building, the old Elks Lodge, old Grace Lutheran Church, the old AdBag Building, and the 200 block of North Benton Street. He noted when looking at the overall answers combined, the number 1 positive answer was brewpub, restaurants, and retail with the number 1 negative answer being condos and apartments.
Mr. Anderson then turned to data concerning comparison or aspiration cities. He stated while the respondents indicated they wished Woodstock to be unique, when specifically asked they chose Crystal Lake, Huntley, McHenry, Geneva, and St. Charles as cities to which Woodstock should aspire. He then provided information on Tapestry Segmentation noting there are 68 segments and this information could be used to target the type of customer that is looking to come to this segment.basically “what is your market” and “who are your people.”
Mr. Anderson then explained LifeMode Summary Groups as they relate to Woodstock and the five cities chosen as aspirational communities. He also explained the Urbanization Summary Groups, explaining each of the groups noting that data for this indicates that Woodstock is different than the five cities with shopping data showing Woodstock is in the urban periphery. He stated this means that Woodstock is its own independent metro rather than a suburb.
Mr. Anderson then provided the following survey response data including good & bad feedback, ideas & recommendations, and the vision for City Hall, the Opera House, the Public Library, Public Works Offices, Metra Train Depot, Sesquicentennial Park, the Park in the Square, Aurora University/Challenger, WFRD Judd Street Fire Station, Old Fire Station, the Woodstock Police Station, the Woodstock Recreation Center, Dick Tracy Park, Ryders Woods Park, Raintree Park, Woodstock Station, Richards Building Supply, Old BMO Harris Bank Building, the Old Elks Lodge, 200 Block of North Benton, American AdBag Building, Old McHenry County Courthouse, Old Sheriff’s House, Old Grace Lutheran Church, Washington Street – 120 West, Church & Madison – 120 East, Throop Street Corridor, Lake/Madison/South/Dean Gateway, Calhoun & Judd Corridor, Lake Avenue Corridor, Existing Residential Areas, and the Woodstock Square.
Mayor Sager expressed his appreciation to Mr. Anderson and opened the floor for discussion.
In response to a question from a member of the public as to the City’s plan to attract investors who can implement this vision, Mayor Sager stated the Council is focusing on developing a Downtown Development Plan and has installed investment opportunities such as the Enterprise Zone and marketing the community. He stated these will begin to develop a core of opportunities and build momentum. Mayor Sager stated the City has also invested in an Economic Development Department and is looking at potential business retention and expansion. He noted that all of these efforts will tie in to putting the Downtown Development Plan in place.
In response to a question from a member of the public concerning a specific target audience, Mayor Sager stated the target would depend upon the location and area. He noted the City is also moving forward with the development of sector plans.
A member of the public opined there are problems that need to be cleaned up in order to attract new investors.
Mayor Sager noted there is much information that must be looked at, much associated with population which means housing opportunities. In response to a statement from the public concerning single- family homes that have been turned into multi-family, Mayor Sager stated this point is well taken. Councilman Turner opined it is very difficult to return homes to single-family status once they have been converted to multi-family.
In response to a question from the public as to where the money will come from, Councilman Turner stated the City will have to develop a plan and then find developers who can see that Woodstock is unique. He emphasized the importance of having a good plan that can be shared with developers. In response to further questioning, Mr. Turner stated the City will make Woodstock desirable to developers by having a plan, making the area desirable, and having space to meet their needs.
Mayor Sager stated there is no one single answer to these questions, noting the City is working on many things, all of which are a part of the answers.
In response to a comment from the public that people who come here must have jobs and the City should be working on attracting industry, Councilman Turner stated the City is doing things to attract industry through the Enterprise Zone for example.
In response to a question from J. Starzynski, Councilman Turner stated Oak Park is an example of a city that has used a development plan to attract people or businesses to the community. He provided further information on this, opining this is why Woodstock needs such a plan.
Mayor Sager asked that the discussion turn to a dialogue based upon today’s tour, asking for highlights identified by the Council members or things of particular note to them.
Councilwoman Larson stated her feeling that there is much underutilized space, providing examples of places which are not being used or which are not being used for their highest and best use.
Councilman Saladin stated his highlight was the general aesthetics of the area.
Councilman Tebo listed garbage problems.
Councilman Turner opined there is a need for the opportunity for increased residential density in the Downtown. He stated he sees this as a more urban setting for singles or empty nesters which is needed to support the Downtown economy and will take it to the next level. Councilman Turner opined the opportunity is there if a plan is developed that the developers want and for him, the highlight is the residential opportunity that exists for higher density housing.
Mayor Sager stated he became aware of the need to provide retail for the basic needs of the residents. He gave examples such as a gym or corner grocery store and other things that would meet basic needs. Councilwoman Larson opined this would draw more locals to the Downtown.
Councilman Prindiville opined the commuter situation should be improved which might lead to transit- oriented development.
Councilman Tebo suggested “looking up” such as a rooftop café. He opined there is opportunity with the upper levels of the buildings. Mayor Sager mentioned the possibility of looking at a higher look in terms of residential building structures on sites such as Die Cast or Richards Building Supply.
Councilman Turner stated he noticed a variation of aesthetics from the front to the back areas of some buildings, some of which are good and some not.
Councilman Larson stated there is a need for bike and pedestrian accessibility. Mayor Sager agreed, noting there is also a need for handicap and senior accessibility.
Councilwoman Larson stated connecting the Downtown to other areas is important.
Councilman Saladin stated it is important to emphasize where parking is available and accept that people will have to walk. Councilman Hart suggested better parking signage. Mayor Sager agreed that education of where the parking is located and the provision of better directional signage is needed.
Councilman Tebo opined there should be a concentration on the arts, perhaps using some of the empty places for public art or the performing arts. Mayor Sager opined that more murals would elevate the aesthetics.
Councilman Prindiville stated security is important so it can be assured people feel comfortable.
Mayor Sager opened the floor for public comment concerning any additional highlights that can be identified to the list just identified.
A member of the public commented that the plan being discussed seems to hinge on an increased residential density needed to attract developers and asked what population increase the Council is looking at.
Mayor Sager noted the County’s long-term population projection for Woodstock shows great potential for growth because Woodstock is not land-locked as are other communities. He stated there have been conversations that within 15 – 20 years Woodstock could see a 10,000-20,000 population increase. He noted this, of course, depends upon the economy and the types of residential opportunities the Woodstock presents.
The member of the public stated D200 seems to disagree, discussing proposed school closures and its feeling there will be zero growth. Mayor Sager opined Woodstock is definitely going to grow with the question being the magnitude and rate.
Noting a co-working facility has been discussed by some, a member of the public opined it is important to look at where people who move here to use this facility will work and shop and what the younger generation will need for services. The individual stated it is important to discuss how Woodstock will grow and what it will look like in the future.
Mayor Sager stated that is one of the things Council is trying to look at noting people will be looking at wanting basic needs met. He noted Woodstock is on the commuter line which is an advantage.
A member of the public disagreed with trying to get people to come to Woodstock before fixing up the Downtown and bringing more businesses here. She opined many people here go to Crystal Lake or Barrington where there are smart little shops. She suggested working with Metra for a program where Woodstock would provide train fare for visitors to go back home after coming to Woodstock.
A member of the public opined the Council is not hearing people, stating the City needs to start with the basics and build a good foundation beginning with the infrastructure. Mayor Sager replied that there are plans to address the infrastructure but the City must sort through its resources. The resident opined it is not a good use of resources to spend $50,000 on the outdoor dining decks and objected to the Benton Street Boardwalk project. She expressed her feeling that Woodstock is getting a bad reputation. Mayor Sager stated the Council realizes people are concerned and stated the Council is very concerned as well. He stated the Council must prioritize and make decisions that will move the City forward as everything cannot be done at one time. The resident opined the decks should not be a priority.
Councilman Turner noted the City has $30 million to spend annually and stated there will always be honest disagreements how this money should be spent. He stated he views the platforms that make up the Benton Street Boardwalk as infrastructure that enhances this area. He opined this is similar to the Façade Improvement Program. In response to the resident’s disagreement, Mayor Sager stated he has heard from many residents who are on the opposite side, noting this a challenge. Discussion continued with the resident expressing disagreement with video gaming in the restaurants.
Another member of the public expressed his agreement with the Benton Street Boardwalk project if it enhances the area. He expressed his concern with the number of rental properties in the community, opining renters are not as invested in the community as property owners. He further opined the number of rental properties make it difficult to keep people in Woodstock. He stated he would like to see people invest in the community who want to stay here and asked Council what it are doing to keep people in Woodstock.
Councilman Turner stated the zoning map of Woodstock looks like a stamp collection. He stated since he has been on the Council, he does not believe a single-family home has been turned into multi- family. He stated it is not his goal to increase rental property in Woodstock, opining the housing stock is out of balance with too great a percentage of rental property. Mr. Turner stated the Council’s goal was to bring in more people with the approval of the Apple Creek subdivision and was very hopeful. Unfortunately, he stated, the single-family housing market blew up shortly thereafter.
In response to a question from a resident, Councilman Turner stated changing the rental structure is very difficult for a municipality to do. He stated the City must try to find various ways to attract middle- and upper-income people and to grow the City into a new place. He stated there is no magic wand from the government that can make this happen, noting the government can try to make the community attractive for people to want to come.
J. Starzynski noted Palatine tried to do this prior to the economic downturn. He stated when trying to attract middle- and upper-income people, they will look at taxes noting people will choose to settle in a community or leave for a community that is more affordable. He expressed his agreement with a higher-density downtown. He opined one piece that could be the domino to move things in the right direction is Woodstock Station.
Mayor Sager turned the discussion to the vision the Councilmembers have for the Downtown area given the discussion, tour, survey results, data, and trends heard today.
Councilman Turner stated he views Woodstock as a pre-Naperville. He noted he does not want Woodstock to be Naperville but stated 40 years ago, Naperville was primarily rural and had positive features it built upon. He opined Woodstock’s inherent strengths are the Square, Metra, and the people all of which are things people will look at when asking, “where are we going to live?” and which the City can build upon. He stated his visions is Woodstock’s version of an urban landscape which would involve the former Die Cast site and the Richards Building Supply site. He stated this landscape must be viable and good looking with good aesthetics but probably would not be $500,000 row houses. He stated this would also include retail shopping opportunities and a new approach to how our business Downtown looks.
Mr. Turner opined the City needs to engage in a process that designs a Downtown Plan along this line, engaging people who have done this elsewhere and do it sooner rather than later with a blueprint that says, “we are open for investment.”
Mr. Turner opined the Plan must enhance the Downtown and other areas, noting when he takes the train he does not see any other area that has as much open space near the train which provides a unique opportunity to engage developers that have done other similar work. He also noted it will be important to gather public input.
Councilman Saladin opined there are tweaks which can be made now that Woodstock is Home Rule to make Woodstock look more attractive. He stated security is one thing that can be looked at, stating the City has already done much but always must be on top of this issue.
Mr. Saladin stated the broader picture of the Plan is the vision and then specifics for the various empty sites should be brought forward. He stated he knows there is a developer who had his eye on Woodstock Station so he knows there are developers out there who are interested. He reminded those present that development must mesh with private property rights and the economy and urged the City to be ready. He stated development is not as it used to be as subdivisions are not happening and the City needs to make Woodstock attractive and open for business with initiatives and specific targets. Councilman Saladin opined Woodstock needs property owners that are willing to take chances with Woodstock and a government willing to take chances with them. He noted it is a slow process to get into the mix but stated Woodstock is now in the mix. He stated developers have a certain number in mind that they must have and until they are willing to move on a property, things will not happen. He opined the biggest thing is to let developers know Woodstock is open for business.
Councilman Tebo stated the City’s housing is out of balance with rental and opined opportunities for young people are not here. He stated the City must make sure young people want to come here and should aim for this by having careers for them. He stated the City should ask, “what does the younger generation want?” and should investigate this demographic. Mr. Tebo stated the City should also make sure local residents take pride in the city and contribute. Citing the garbage situation, he stated local residents must see improvements.
Councilman Prindiville stated in terms of the Downtown Plan, increased population is needed to make the Plan successful, noting the question of targeting a specific population is a good one. He opined the more specific information on what population goals should be achieved that can be obtained, the better.
Mr. Prindiville stated one asset of Woodstock is the high quality of the historic downtown, opining the City should have high standards and solicit quality developers who do not cut corners. He stated his feeling this would enhance the high quality of life in Woodstock.
Mr. Prindiville stated another asset of Woodstock is that it is a diverse, inclusive, and creative community, opining this should be furthered and incorporated into the Plan.
Councilman Hart agreed, stating Woodstock needs more people living in the Downtown noting the people who live and work on the Square need amenities. Mr. Hart discussed how he compares communities and uses this information in his business dealings. He stated Woodstock must attract more people, opining if residents come businesses will follow.
Councilwoman Larson stated her agreement with the goal of higher density, stating one strategy would be marketing to find the kind of developers and partners we need. She opined retail is undergoing a seismic shift with people changing the way they shop as a result of on-line retailing. She stated, as a result, one of the things that will appeal to people are unique shops. She opined Woodstock should be “anti-cookie cutter” with shops that do not sell things you can get just anywhere. She also opined Woodstock should be a cultural center, offering arts and experiences with things to do here.
Mayor Sager stated when he looks at the Downtown he sees higher-density housing with a mixed-use opportunity. He noted this would include Woodstock Station and the Richards property, but also infill property. He stated he supports more multi-story construction that would have residential above and retail below. Mayor Sager stated he believes Woodstock should be looked at to provide unique draws and also the provision of basic services that people in the community need. He also stated his feeling the Downtown should be a draw for commuters and the younger generation which would then lead them out into the community. He stated the City should work on commuter amenities and infrastructures noting this would include a new train station, while preserving the current station, and also a warming station. He noted the Plan should emphasize a connection with the larger community with a greater focus on connectedness with pedestrians and bicycle improvements including bike racks and possibly rentals.
Mayor Sager stated another opportunity is to focus on technology-based businesses and bring them to the Downtown area. He opined this is where the job opportunities will be in the future with opportunities in IT, security, retail, and other sectors.
Concerning Woodstock Station, Mayor Sager stated this could include a mixed use with multi-story parking which would help to provide for parking needs and stimulate greater density in the Downtown area. He noted there could be opportunities for a public venue such as a park or other facility to complement the Square.
Concerning the Throop Street Corridor, Mayor Sager opined the City should continue street-scape efforts that are in the Downtown area including island lighting, sidewalk improvements, and perhaps a boulevard. He stated the opportunities for the west side of the Old Courthouse are very important.
Turning to the east side of the Square, Mayor Sager stated there are also significant opportunities for street-scape and façade improvements.
Mayor Sager opined the Richards Building Supply site would be appropriate for a mixed-use development and perhaps an expansion of Aurora University.
Mayor Sager opined “absolutes” would be waste management and storage and looking at more recycling opportunities in the Downtown area.
Mayor Sager stated the ultimate question is the Old Courthouse with discussions continuing concerning this facility. He noted other public buildings should be looked at also, including determining if City Hall is the highest and best use of that building and whether Public Works is in the best location or should be moved and the property used for parking or some other use.
Mayor Sager stated he sees lots of opportunity, all of which starts with a plan.
The floor was opened for public comment.
Noting there was no representative present, a member of the public asked about Metra expansion of the train schedule. Mayor Sager explained that Metra has made the determination to go ahead with Woodstock as the new rail yard which would result in more trains. He stated the City is actively promoting this opportunity. Councilman Turner noted the City, unfortunately, has very little influence over Metra but is working hard to move this project forward. Mayor Sager stated Metra is planning to construct a new warming station on the NE side of the tracks in 2018 but noted that the challenge is that the land is owned by Union-Pacific.
Mayor Sager noted that the City has partnered with other regional partners to advance improvement to Rt. 47 and improvements to Metra including moving the railyard to Woodstock and another station in the Lily Pond area as priorities for this region. Discussion continued of Metra’s plans with it being noted that all projects, including those accepted as priorities, would be based upon Metra’s finances. Mayor Sager noted the NW line is a very busy and lucrative line for the Metra system.
Mayor Sager stated the next item for discussion is the process, noting the City now needs to take all of the comments together to move the Plan forward to fruition. He stated there has been consensus to bring in outside professional assistance to work with Staff. Mayor Sager stated this should be done in a timely manner and then go through the review process with the City’s commissions, possibly the Plan Commission, the Economic Development Commission, and the Historic Preservation Commission. He opened the floor to Council’s discussion of the next steps.
Councilman Turner opined today has been a very useful exercise and discussion. He stated he does not think there is disagreement about what the Plan should consist of and hears agreement there is a need. He noted for him it is about definition and movement. He opined Garrett Anderson has a good grasp on the data and Council has a good sense that it wishes to create a document that says Woodstock are open for business with certain specifics and where it wishes to go.
Councilman Turner stated he would like to see this begin to get defined by Staff and get some input from other sources including other communities and consultants in the industry that bring an experienced view and also developers themselves who could have a stake at the table opining this would give the process an outside, professional view.
Councilman Turner opined this process should begin right away, stating the City should engage the elements he previously mentioned while keeping the Council involved and informed with the project moving along quickly. A discussion followed of timing with consensus that the Plan should move along and that the public should be able to look at the Plan and provide input.
Councilman Saladin stated he would like to see outside consultants used who have experience in this area but does not wish to start the process over expressing concern that outside consultants will want to do their own research. He stated as long as the outline and facts that have already been obtained can be meshed with this to be put together in a Plan, this is acceptable to him. He opined this process will probably take six months.
Councilman Tebo opined the City must express what it wants to the consultants including more housing, more young people, and more retail to serve the people. He also suggested speaking with other cities and asking how long it to them to complete their Plan, noting they could provide useful information. He agreed more input should be solicited but stated he does not wish to see the process drawn out. He opined Council and Staff know the community stating he does not wish to start from scratch.
Councilman Prindiville stated bringing in outside consultants gives him pause, noting this is expensive and takes a lot of time. He opined the City already has the expertise and the Community already knows what it wants. He stated the City has the commissions which can help through the process. Stating the City can do the Plan on its own, Councilman Prindiville stated, to the extent outside advice is needed, perhaps this could be for specific questions if possible. Concerning a time frame, Councilman Prindiville opined one of the most important aspects of the process is public buy-in, noting they must be engaged which takes time. He suggested engaging civic groups again noting public engagement is a key element.
Councilman Hart stated his support of bringing in outside consultants as part of the final process. He stated he does not wish to keep surveying, noting the City has already put out a survey. He stated his feeling that in 2018 the City should be in a position to solicit developers and businesses.
Councilwoman Larson stated it should be asked “who is the target for this document?” noting it is not an internal document. She stated she does not wish the Plan to be written as a Woodstock document but rather something that answers every question a potential developer could ask. Councilwoman Larson opined it is important to get the developers in on the process to tell the City what they are looking for when looking at a community. She agreed she does not wish to start over. Ms. Larson suggested looking outside at other communities as to how they solved some of the problems Woodstock has such as the garbage issue. In terms of shaping the document, Ms. Larson stated she wished to do that through the developer’s eye noting she does not wish this to be a 60-page document but perhaps 10 pages.
Mayor Sager agreed it is important to reach out to three or four communities to see how they have moved to the next step and how they addressed certain needs that Woodstock has identified such as trash and infill. He suggested they should also be asked about the timeframe and what their successes and challenges were. He noted this would provide best practices for the City to consider.
Mayor Sager expressed his agreement that the Plan be succinct with appendices that look at specific sectors or parcels. He opined Council should ask Staff to reach out to some consultants to see how they can contribute to see how they can assist moving the City from where it is today to bring the Plan to fruition.
Mayor Sager stated the audience for the Plan has to be the community in the sense of buy-in and also the market so it can be brought to fruition, opining outside guidance can assist with this. He stated he would like to see a goal of completion of the Plan by the end of the year but thinks the end of February or first of March 2018 is more realistic.
In terms of public buy-in, Councilman Prindiville stated if broken into separate projects many are not that big. He stated the City does not know where the developers will come from but some may come by word of mouth so the more people that are talking about it in the community the more chance for success.
Mayor Sager asked if there were consensus on the following to:
1) Direct City Staff to reach out to three to five other communities regarding their approach on how to bring the City from where it is today to Plan fruition including what challenges they faced and their timeframe and also to specifically inquire about some of the challenges faced by Woodstock and, if they were faced with these, how these were addressed, citing examples such as garbage and parking;
2) Reach out to consultants to see if they are in a position to take the City from where it is today to a completed Plan, including Plan review by the City’s Commissions and a final document the community can be proud of and own as well as market to developers;
3) Set a goal of the end of February/first of March for Plan completion.
In response to a question form Councilman Saladin, City Manager Stelford stated funds have been budgeted for this project.
Councilman Turner asked that Council be kept up to date on a very regular basis.
Councilman Tebo stated he would like to go to some of the other communities as discussed.
Councilwoman Larson opined there would be a lot of value to visiting some of the communities who have come through such a process.
Mayor Sager suggested including visiting such communities in the consensus items if Council is in agreement.
There was unanimous consensus among the Councilmembers concerning the four items noted by Mayor Sager.
Mayor Sager thanked City Staff for their efforts and thanked the public for its participation in this workshop.
Motion by M. Turner, second by M. Saladin, to adjourn this Special City Council Workshop on the Downtown Development Plan to the Special City Council Visioning Workshop scheduled for 2:30 pm on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Stage Left Café. Ayes: D. Hart, M. Larson, J. Prindiville, M. Saladin, G. Tebo, M. Turner, and Mayor Sager. Nays: none. Absentees: none. Abstentions: none. Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 7:17 pm