The City of New Albany’s Community Development Director, Billye Jean Stroud, was pleased with the number of participants for recent New Albany Next meetings. “New Albany Next is a great opportunity for everyone in our community to share ideas and help create a plan to guide New Albany’s future growth and redevelopment”, said Stroud.
An open invitation through a variety of media outlets brought out 100 community members to three meetings in three locations over the course of one week. Small groups discussed parks and recreation, infrastructure, business districts, healthcare, education, and transportation.
Carol Rhea of Orion Planning + Design commented, “The engagement was real, insightful ideas were shared, and a framework for next steps is beginning to take shape.” The Orion group will compile all of the ideas shared in order to move into the design phase of the planning process.
Stroud encourages everyone to share their ideas and join the email list for updates and information at newalbanynext.com.
For New Albany Next information and updates, join the email list at newalbanynext.com or contact Billye Jean Stroud at (662) 534-3438.