On December 9, 2021, the Intergovernmental Agency Board accepted the Fairgrounds Market Feasibility Report (2021), which recommended the continued operations of the Fair at its current location, and that targeted improvements, future upgrades to current facilities, and redevelopment opportunities for the 107-acre property be identified through a master plan process.
Master Plan Process
The Agency has contracted with a firm currently under a continuing services contract with Blueprint to conduct a master plan process. The master plan is a long-term strategic Plan that will provide a recommendation on how the 107-acre property can best be used to serve the community and positively impact economic development. The master plan process includes three key steps:
Listen & Understand Read More
Conduct site analysis by obtaining site surveys and studies, performing site engineering, surveying existing building conditions, and understanding land use conflicts. The project team engaged with residential and governmental stakeholders to collect input on vision and values, to gather input from various perspectives and expertise, and to collect input on neighborhood needs to help guide the Plan’s direction.
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Develop draft concept and programming options based on findings from Listen and Understand.
Develop & Render Findings Read More
Develop a final concept based on community, stakeholder, and staff input. The final Plan will include recommendations for new and existing facilities, a recommendation for prioritization of identified improvements, and an identification of redevelopment opportunities and suggested strategies.
Community open house #1 took place on Saturday, November 12, 2022. Attendees learned about the project milestones to date and had the opportunity to meet the project team. Click here to view the materials presented at the meeting. Provide your feedback through the online form or e-mail the project manager.
Current Status: The Fairgrounds Market Report was approved by the IA Board in December 2021. The master plan process is underway and expected to be completed in Spring 2023.
Tatiana M. Daguillard
Project Snapshot – Fairground Beautification and Improvement
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