Embracing the Lake: Connecting Downtown with the Lakefront

Thank you for participating!

A big thank you to everyone who took the survey, left comments, came to the meetings, or all of the above!

We have the final plan approved, and the pdf is right here: Embrace the Lake! A Shoreline Development Plan for the Village of Lakeview

From the beginning, your participation informed the entire process of creating this plan. The projects in it are a result of the goals which came from your comments.

Here's a recent article about the process in case you missed it: DDA Receives Final Lakeshore Development Plans

This phase of the project is over. The next step is to fund, design, and build these projects. Stay tuned with the Village of Lakeview for updates on this.

Once again, thank you! We are very excited about this awesome vision for the future.

Getting a plan together!

The coUrbanize site has been quiet, but work has been getting done!

Taking in everyone's feedback has helped enormously in figuring out a plan for the shoreline. We have a preliminary visual we'd like to show you!

Here's a link to the PDF version.

The Shoreline Development Plan document should be finished by February. What the team needs to do right now: estimate the cost for each project depicted in the plan, and how to fund them!

Design Charrette Success!


We had 25 people show up for our Design Charrette on September 14! 

From the survey and public meeting feedback, we had outlined a vision and three goals to focus on for this meeting. We broke into groups of 3-5 people, and they sat around tables that had a 2x3’ paper map of the downtown area in the center. We supplied pencils, markers, wax sticks, scissors, and various symbols on cardstock cut-outs and asked the groups to write down ideas that would address the three goals.

We reconvened after an hour to discuss each group’s ideas, then concluded the meeting. The enthusiasm was inspiring! Many of the groups had similar ideas, which is great because we can call that "consensus!" On top of that, each group had at least one creative idea or important insight/detail to share.

We collected all written responses, took photos of each map, and compiled all notes and responses from the meeting--from this, we will make a draft planning document that will be reviewed and then expanded upon!

Thanks goes to Tamarack Library for hosting this meeting, and to all participants who gave us their time, focus, and input for a good two hours. :) We will keep you posted!

Next Meeting Gets Creative! Design Charrette 9/14

Save the date! 

Lakeview Lakeshore Development Plan Design Charrette

September 14, 2016, 6pm

Tamarack Room at Tamarack District Library

Bring your positive creativity!

Last Night's Meeting, Survey Summary, & More Info

Last night's meeting was well-attended! We went over the survey results and had a lively discussion about many issues and ideas surrounding downtown Lakeview's lakeshore.

Here is some information:

Natural Shorelines for Inland Lakes

  • As promised last night - some information on best practices for repairing inland lake shores.

Public Meeting #1 PowerPoint (PDF)

  • The PowerPoint slides from last night - introducing the project, summarizing the survey, and outlining the KEEP/CHANGE/ADD exercise
  • The results from the June 15 - July 15 online survey.
  • Full responses from the public input process we used at the meeting. We asked the attendees what they want to KEEP (preserve, protect) in their community, what they want to CHANGE (transform, fix), and what they want to ADD to their community in the future. 

One more thing: our next public meeting, the Design Charrette, will be September 14 at the Tamarack Room of the Tamarack District Library. This meeting will combine brainstorming, expertise, and teamwork to develop the plan's concepts. Start rolling up your sleeves now in preparation!

Public Meeting Reminder & Location Correction

Just a reminder that our first public meeting is this coming Monday AND a note that the location of the meeting has changed to the Lakeview Airport Terminal Building.

This meeting will go over the survey results and collect any additional feedback the public has (invite your technically challenged neighbors!).  In September, we will have a more rigorous "design charrette" that will streamline the goals and ideas for this plan.

  • What: Public meeting for the Tamarack Lake Shoreline Development Plan.
    It will involve a presentation followed by an open brainstorming session.
  • Who: You are all invited. Hosted by the Village of Lakeview Downtown Development Authority (DDA) 
  • When: August 1st at 6pm
  • Where: Lakeview Airport Terminal Building
  • Why: To share the survey results and gather additional feedback/ideas for the Tamarack Lake Shoreline Development Plan

The survey is closed and we ended up with 95 responses! That is a high response rate community this size. Thank you to all who responded for being a part of this process!  Remember that the Comments tab on this coUrbanize site is always open.

Public Meeting is scheduled for August 1!

We've scheduled our first public meeting for the "Shoreline Development Plan" for Tamarack Lake!

What: Public meeting for the Tamarack Lake Shoreline Development Plan.
It will involve a presentation followed by an open brainstorming session.

Who: You are all invited. Hosted by the Village of Lakeview Downtown Development Authority (DDA) 

When: August 1st at 6pm

Where: Airport Terminal Building

Why: To share the survey results and gather additional feedback/ideas for the Tamarack Lake Shoreline Development Plan

Speaking of the survey, it closes in one week. Post reminders to your friends and neighbors before it's too late.  We've gotten 44 responses so far, which is fantastic for a community this size! We can tell you care.  Thank you for your efforts so far!

Survey has launched! Ends July 15

We launched our survey on Tuesday, and 14 people have responded so far! The survey will close on July 15, so spread the word so we can get plenty of feedback.

Note: You will always be able to add a comment on the right sidebar. Make sure to read the comments and/or "support" the ideas you like!

Enjoy SummerFest!

Welcome to our Project Site!

Thank you for visiting!

We're excited to use this platform to help you follow and participate in the planning process and easily access plans, studies, and other important documents.

As the Lakeview Downtown Development Plan project progresses, this site will also be updated. Questions, visuals, and schedule changes will be reflected on here as the project takes shape. So, please:

  •  Follow the project to receive email notifications about new status updates!

 

  • Visit the Comments section to share your questions, comments, and ideas with us!

Thank you in advance for your participation - it's vital to the success of this project.

Best,

The Village of Lakeview Downtown Development Authority