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Bloomington To Hold CTP Master Plan Public Presentation And Input Session

Last updated on Wednesday, March 20, 2013

(BLOOMINGTON) - The City of Bloomington invites all community members and the general public to a presentation on March 19 of the master plan and redevelopment strategies for core properties within the City’s Certified Technology Park (CTP).

The City has been working with a multidisciplinary team of architects, engineers, planners and market experts for more than a year to create a design concept for 12 city-owned acres inside Bloomington's core downtown area.

The new master plan will assist the City and community in realizing the area as a sought-after model of modern, sustainable urban redevelopment that nurtures creativity and entrepreneurship among Bloomington's citizens and workforce, helps brand Bloomington as a lively tech sector hub, attracts private investment, employment and visitors, and provides welcoming living options for citizens.

The day's events will begin with a presentation by the design team at 4 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 401 N. Morton St. The team and City staff will ask community members to provide comments and feedback to help achieve a shared community vision for redevelopment of the area.

The Certified Technology Park encompasses 65 acres of downtown and is home to several technology companies as well as other downtown professional offices. The Park is adjacent to many cultural attractions, restaurants, core neighborhoods and downtown housing. The B-Line Trail, the city's multi-use urban trail, runs through the area further linking it to Bloomington's historic, vibrant downtown and to parts beyond.

The multidisciplinary team hired by the City to shepherd this process is led by MKSK and includes partners The Pizzuti Companies, Burgess & Niple, Design27 and Bloomington's own Kirkwood Design Studio.

Additional information on the planning process can be found at bloomington.in.gov/ctp and on Facebook at facebook.com/BloomingtonCertifiedTechnologyPark.

For more information, please contact Director Danise Alano-Martin at 349.3418.

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