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Community Issues Forum – Planning for Growth Together

Released on Wednesday, October 25, 2017
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Do we ever really outgrow Legos? A childhood favorite meets civic engagement in the Fall Community Issues Forum Thursday, Nov. 2 at the Senior Center from 6-8 p.m. in the Prairie Sage Room. Based on current growth trends, Fort Collins could see anywhere between 50,000 to 80,000 new residents in the next 20 to 30 years. The question is: where will they live? At this forum, a map of Fort Collins will become a living gameboard and deliberation platform for residents to show how they would plan for the probable growth. The activity allows people to imagine their future community through gamification. They'll work in small groups to create their ideal housing scenario and figure out a way to put new community members on the map.

The feedback gathered will serve as a lead up to the updating of the City Plan which will begin this winter. Public engagement and data will be used to gather an understanding of what to expect in terms of numbers and community priorities determining how to use the remaining vacant land most effectively. These will be incorporated to maintain the level of services in the community and a balance between economic and community growth while preserving what draws people to Fort Collins in the first place. The forum includes childcare and food. RSVP at www.bit.ly/FallCIF.

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