UPDATE: There was a strong turnout at last night’s Fulton Mall community meeting, an estimate of 400+, to hear about eight proposed plans. The picture above is the most drastic change — opening the mall to traffic and adding a street car. Other options ranged all the way to “do nothing.” If you weren’t there, here’s how you can catch up:
- Check out a PDF of the eight different plans.
- Read The Bee’s story on last night’s event.
- Hear from one local blogger about what was missing.
Any of the eight options get you excited? What do you like/dislike?
Remember, there are more sessions all week about the Fulton Corridor plan. Get all the info at fresnodowntownplans.com.
ORIGINAL POST: The local Internet community spends a lot of time at its keyboards debating the future of the Fulton Mall. Maybe it’s on a comment thread here or on a Facebook page or in a 7-way Twitter conversation or on Mindhub.
Despite the headline of this post, I don’t actually want you to answer how you would fix the Fulton Mall. Instead, I’d rather you head out tonight to what promises to be the most lively of the week-long public input sessions about the downtown revitalization. It’s titled “The Fulton Mall: How do we fix it?” So give your answer there.
The city, with the help of outside consultants, is hosting a different meeting each night this week about The Fulton Corridor Specific Plan — basically the rules by which downtown will run. The whole thing kicked off with a meeting on Saturday. Here are some notes from that.
Tonight’s session oughta be well attended, since the Fulton Mall is long a hot topic. So instead of debating here (again) whether to open the mall to traffic, go be part of a group of people having a healthy, in-person dialog. It runs 5-8 p.m. at downtown Holiday Inn, on the second floor.
Maybe one day, when the Fulton Mall is as awesome as we all hope it can be, you can say, “I contributed to that.” For now, you can get up to speed at fresnodowntownplans.com.