Charrette One: May 1-7
Tri-County Regional Planning Commission invites the community to participate in a series of upcoming meetings and workshops called a charrette the week of May 1 – 7.
A charrette design team led by National Charrette Institute with town planning firm Dover Kohl & Partners and local and national professionals and academics will draft a vision and plan for the Michigan/Grand River corridor from the Capital Building to Webberville. The goal is to create a sustainable plan for the corridor that includes economic and workforce development, housing, land use, transportation, environmental and infrastructure investments.
This design team will first gather input from the community at an Opening Event from 6 – 9:30 PM at the Lansing Center on May 1st. Here, during the Hands-on Design Session you will work alongside your neighbors to draw your ideas for the future of the Michigan/Grand River corridor.
Over the course of the week the design team will work on the vision and plan in the Charrette Studio at 333 E. Grand River Avenue. You are welcome to visit the studio and provide input Thursday May 2 through Monday May 6 between 10 am and 7 pm. We will show you the work-in-progress and record your ideas.
There will be an Open House at the Charrette Studio on Sunday, May 5 from 3pm–5pm where you can discuss the draft plan proposals with the design team. This is your chance to provide input as design happens.
The charrette concludes with the Work-in-Progress presentation at the Hannah Community Center Tuesday May 7th at 6:30 PM where members of the design team will summarize the ideas and vision culled from the entire week.
This is the first of two charrettes to study the Michigan/Grand River corridor. The second charrette in the fall, date TBD, will zoom in to three focal areas along the corridor. The location of these study areas will be discussed at the first charrette.