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Downtown action plan ready for next Glencoe City Council workshop

In response to years of conversation with Glencoe residents and business leaders, and since the completion of a 2017 council-approved housing assessment, city leadership asked its engineering firm — Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH) — to create an action plan highlighting the city’s vision for a revitalized downtown Glencoe.
The city’s calling it the downtown revitalization project. It’s been bolstered by advice from business owners, residents, engineers, and other Glencoe area stakeholders.
“Virtually everything in that plan comes from the steering committee and the workshop,” Assistant City Administrator Dan Ehrke said. The project’s steering committee incorporates community leaders from business owners to elected leaders to residents — even high school students.
The vision statement as written in the action plan is as follows:
“Downtown Glencoe is a welcoming and family-friendly place filled with a variety of attractions that bring locals and visitors to the area. From daily attractions such as restaurants, shops, services, entertainment and arts and cultural venues, to yearly celebrations and festivals, downtown Glencoe provides a safe, walkable and beautiful space for people to gather and make lasting connections.”

(For the complete story, see the Feb. 27 print edition of The Chronicle.)