Latest News‎ > ‎

November Planning Commission Meeting to Feature Guest Presentation

posted Nov 19, 2016, 4:59 AM by Ryan Biles   [ updated Nov 21, 2016, 5:57 AM ]
Throughout the year, your Lonoke Planning Commission has been studying Placemaking and encouraging creative conversations in our community.

Additionally, in the spirit of collaboration and partnership, Planning Commission members are serving in leadership roles for the independent Kick Start Lonoke intiative.

Kick Start Lonoke is evaluating six specific areas of focus in Our community: Infrastructure, Housing & Real Estate, Downtown & Retail Development, Beautification & Recreation, Branding & Marketing, and Jobs & Education.
Each of these subjects is being addressed by an Action Team formed to develop priorities and goals related to each specific area for inclusion in the Strategic Action Plan to be unveiled in Spring 2017.

The mission, vision, and values of the Lonoke Planning Commission compel us to create connections with the work being done by the citizens of Lonoke and coordinate our work as a resource for the benefit of our fellow stakeholders.  As such a resource, the Planning Commission's monthly meetings and working sessions are being offered as a venue for learning, collaboration, and idea generation.

The November regular monthly meeting, to be held Monday, November 21 at 6:30 pm, will feature a guest presentation regarding TACTICAL URBANISM from the leadership group responsible for the annual POP UP IN THE ROCK event in Little Rock.  Click HERE to learn more about their work, and come Monday evening to here more about the purpose, logistics, and success of the Pop Up in the Rock movement.

Tactical Urbanism is a methodology that activates overlooked or underutilized public spaces, in an effort to highlight the potential of a place to facilitate community interaction.  It is one of the tools that may be used in line with Placemaking principles as we look at our own downtown areas in Lonoke and consider opportunities to increase occupation rates, enhance beautification, and promote recreation & activity.

The community is invited to attend and join the conversation and consider creative applications to the work of the Kick Start Lonoke Action Teams, toward a Unified & Connected Lonoke!
Ryan Biles,
Nov 21, 2016, 5:57 AM