BY ASHLEY THOMAS
New Smyrna Beach Community Resource Coordinator Donna Gray-Banks says that the public is invited to one of several meetings to be held in January to review a plan for the city’s future.
“We are trying to get input from the community to see what they want,” Banks said mentioning options such as better draining, streetscaping, infrastructure and better lighting in the community.
When community members provided input for the development of the city’s proposed new US 1 Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Master Plan in August, staff and the consultants preparing the master plan were taking notes.
Now that the draft master plan has been prepared, community members are encouraged to review it and provide input during January public meetings.
• Jan. 13, 11 a.m., at the Alonzo “Babe” James Center, 201 N. Myrtle Ave.
• Jan. 14, 6 p.m, at the Brannon Center, 105 S. Riverside Drive.
• Jan. 15, 1 p.m., at the New Smyrna Beach Police Station, 246 Industrial Park Ave.
• Jan. 21, 6 p.m., at the Waterway West Clubhouse, 315 N. Causeway
• Jan. 23, 6 p.m., in Commission Chambers at New Smyrna Beach City Hall, 210 Sams Ave.
The same presentation will be given at each meeting so it is not necessary to attend all meetings unless interested.
The proposed CRA includes U.S. 1 from just north of the municipal airport to the southern city limits, the airport and the surrounding industrial area, all of the historic Westside community that is in the city limits, the Canal Street Historic District and the area around the hospital, a portion of SR 44 to include the former K-Mart building, and contiguous residential areas.
Reservations are not required for the meetings, but you may reserve a seat by calling Donna Gray-Banks at 386-314-4849.