Recently designated a Transit Village, the City of Summit and its planning board are initiating a comprehensive planning study of downtown Summit and the immediate surrounding areas.
Focusing on economic development, streetscape, parking availability, marketing and signage, the city is seeking input from its residents and businesses to ascertain which issues they believe are key to improving the downtown while protecting its existing attributes.
"It is important for this to be a community-driven project where residents, businesses, and community groups have a voice and the plan for the future of downtown Summit," said Summit Mayor Ellen Dickson. "There is a bulletin board at City Hall near the police desk where residents can review plans and provide feedback by posting a note."
For more detailed suggestions, the City of Summit has posted downtown planning study information online and set up an email address - firstname.lastname@example.org - to elicit feedback.
"So far, the city has heard from a small but broad cross-section of residents, business owners, service providers and community groups. To make this project really successful, we need to hear from many more of our key stakeholders."