Planning Commission Votes Unanimously to Recommend North Main Revitalization Plan

Planning Commission Votes Unanimously to Recommend North Main Revitalization Plan. Photo by Chris Foy.
Planning Commission Votes Unanimously to Recommend North Main Revitalization Plan. Photo by Chris Foy.

At the city of Sheridan's meeting of the planning commission Monday night, the commission heard a redevelopment strategy for the North Main Corridor.

Brad Mohrmann, an associate with VELA Environmental, presented a development strategy and multi-pronged action plan. Mohrmann described a survey taken at Taste of Sheridan where members of the community answered questions about what they want to see happen with the North Main area.

Mohrmann said that based on the survey, the North Main Association learned that both the baby boomers and those born between the 1980s and 2000s - Generation Y - want the same things from a town like Sheridan. Those surveyed said they wanted revitalized aethetics and saw development generally moving north - but a main point was that residents are looking for what he called a destination point. Mohrmann explains.

Mohrmann said survey participants also called for an expansion of parks, pathways and open spaces. But a key point was that replicating a large chain grocery store on North Main might not be as feasible as a smaller neighborhood grocery store.

The planning commission voted unanimously to wholeheartedly recommend the plan and it will soon be passed on to the city council.

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