Friday, August 22, 2008

Community Invited to Participate in Visioning

All Milford community members including residents, business owners, and organizations are invited to attend a visioning session for downtown Milford, which will be hosted by Downtown Milford, Inc. (DMI) and Delaware Main Street, a program of the Delaware Economic Development Office. This session will provide an opportunity to gain the community’s perspective on what the downtown could look like , how it could function, how it might be different or better ten or twenty years from now.

Visioning is part of a larger strategic planning process that the DMI Main Street program is undertaking this fall as they develop plans and activities for the next year and several years beyond. The responses to questions such as “What kinds of retail opportunities exist for downtown Milford?” and “What are several of the downtown greatest assets?” offer insights as to what kinds of businesses might be successful and what should be preserved in the downtown.

The visioning process serves to bring community members together in an attempt to address issues proactively, develop strategies and policies for change, enrich citizen involvement in the planning process, and envision new opportunities and possibilities for downtown. All participants' ideas will be welcomed without criticism so plan to take part in this interactive and informal event that will help to shape the future of Milford's downtown.

The downtown Milford visioning is scheduled for Wednesday, September 10th from 7-9 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church social hall located at 101 South Walnut Street. Parking is available in public lots on the side and back of the building. Pre-registration is requested so please let us know of your intention to attend by e-mailing or calling 302-839-1180.