5th Avenue Working Groups
As part of the community engagement process for the 5th Avenue Project, working groups were assembled. These groups were tasked with completing a more in-depth analysis of topics raised by the community during input sessions in fall 2017. Working groups include community representatives, potentially a City Council member, and City staff and Ryan Companies representatives.
Activities of the working groups include:
- Defining and reviewing existing conditions;
- Engaging with technical consultants and professionals and reviewing and questioning technical studies and analysis;
- Inviting and considering community feedback on the particular working group topic;
- Identifying and collaborating on potential solutions; and
- Considering the work of other working groups and potential tradeoffs between the findings and recommendations of each group.
June 4 Combined Working Groups Meeting
The six 5th Avenue working groups held a combined meeting on June 4 to discuss each group's findings in their area of expertise.
Working Group Summaries
Focuses on intended uses for the 5th Avenue development that are financially feasible and address the ideas/concerns provided by the community during the group input sessions.
Community representatives: Rocky Caylor, Katie Davis, Jeff Havel, Phillip Meno, Scott Parrill
Focuses on completing an analysis and engineering concept intent on addressing two main criteria:
- Compliance with City and county storm water ordinances for new development
- Identify options and solutions to positively impact / correct existing storm water issues within the identified area.
Community representatives: Russ Alber, Christopher Drew, Dominic Nugent, Greg Scalia
Focuses on potential infrastructure improvements for the 5th Avenue development that are financially feasible and address the ideas/concerns provided by the community during the group input sessions.
Community representatives: Patty King, Mary Mansfield, Steve Purduski, Mary Lou Wehrli
Focuses on potential infrastructure solutions for the 5th Avenue development area that are financially feasible and functionally improve the multi-modal operations of the area.
Community representative: David Gosse, Patrick Pechnick, Gary Smith, Charlie Wilkins
Focuses on potential parking improvements, addressing the current commuter parking and the project’s proposed parking needs.
Community representatives: Elizabeth Kelly, Christopher Kruehner, Michael Marek, Andrew Wallace
This group will focus on establishing a design narrative that is functional, aesthetically pleasing and in line with the expectations of the city and community.
Community representatives: Lauren Collander, Alyssa E. Faczek, Tim King, Cindi Swanson