Monday, November 19, 2012

Looking at the big picture

I've been invited to speak at the Mound City Council meeting next week on Nov 27th, so I've been going over a lot of what's been written here so I can briefly explain what A Place in Mound is about, and what we are trying to do.

Look this over, and let me know if I missed something completely obvious. I think there's a lot more I could add to this, but am focused on how to present what we are about, and to keep it brief. ~ GML4

Mission

  • We want Mound to be a place to drive to, not drive through.

Guides

  • Don't look back, look forward
  • There are no solutions, just rational responses
  • Do not wait for help from St. Paul or Washington DC

Idea Priorities

  • Create places of social and financial value
  • Keep it affordable
  • Try short term and experiment

Problems Mound faces

  • Too easy to drive through Mound. One can drive through Mound and not ever think about stopping anywhere along the way.
  • Streets are not people friendly because cars go too fast.
  • No parking signs at Surfside, Downtown Commerce Blvd, and lots of residential areas make places inaccessible  and allow cars to drive by faster.

A Place in Mound Objectives

  • Slow cars down
  • Create places that are resilient

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