Public Input Still Sought for Storm Lake Downtown Master Plan

The City of Storm Lake continues to seek public input regarding the Downtown Master Plan project.

The City began working on the plan at the start of this year, and hired planning consultant ISG Inc to assist with the project. Community vision discussions were held earlier this year, as well as one-on-one discussions with downtown business owners. A project website became available in the spring to collect community input, and an ice cream social and open house was held last Friday.

A presentation was shown at the recent open house regarding options for downtown alleyway opportunities, a community event space, downtown Lake Avenue, a parking study, and more. A link to that presentation can be found by clicking here,, and input can be submittted by clicking here.

A follow-up event is expected to be held this fall. A finalized Storm Lake Downtown Master Plan document based on all of the feedback should be put together for the city council to consider before the end of the year.

(photos from Friday’s event taken by Dana Larsen)



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