Final North End Framework Plan Presentation

The Town of Florence is asking Florence residents to participate and provide comments on the North End Framework Plan at an upcoming Community Forum on Wednesday, March 16th, from 5pm to 7pm at the Windmill Winery, 1140 West Butte Avenue. This is the fourth and final community forum for this project.

Work on the North End Framework Plan, a multi-faceted project that seeks to develop a variety of planning, engineering and economic development enhancement strategies for an area along the Gila River in the core area of Florence, began approximately nine months ago and much has transpired since the project commenced. To promote additional outreach for the community on this project, the Town planned a series of four Community Forums wherein the opportunity would be readily available to obtain public comments on this Plan while the planning effort evolved.

This fourth and final forum represents a culmination of numerous efforts and significant energy in strategizing a future vision for this area of the downtown. The consultant team will be spending the next several weeks refining the final documents and direction prior to presenting the outcome to the Town Council. This is the perfect time to provide feedback and help shape the future of our community. We look forward to your participation.

In addition to the consultant team presentation, Vernon D. Swaback, FAIA FAICP, Managing Partners of Swaback Partners, the lead planning consultant for this assignment, has been asked to prepare a special presentation entitled, Designing the Future. Mr. Swaback will provide his unique perspective on local, regional and global design issues and how they will impact our future generations. After the meeting, please celebrate with us under the stars at the beautiful Windmill Winery for a good old-fashioned cowboy cookout. This will provide a wonderful environment to visit with community leaders, staff, neighbors and our consultant team.

The project team looks forward to the public’s attendance and participation at the next North End Framework Plan Community Forum on March 16th. The team also encourages the public to contact the project manager, Mark Eckhoff, Town of Florence Director of Community Development, at 868-7540 or by email at to find out more about this project and to share comments. This project also has a presence on the web at and Facebook at ‘Florence Framework Plan’, with both venues offering additional means for sharing project updates and receiving public comments.

2016-11-15T11:20:19+00:00March 7th, 2011|

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