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Main Street makeover continues

Splash Pad to open Friday

Tyler Larsen

Leader Correspondent

Involvement from residents of Tremonton is crucial to the maintenance of the city. Community involvement is also critical for the revival and planning of Tremonton City. To ensure that Tremonton City remains such a beautiful and prosperous place, the city applied for a grant to revitalize and plan for the future of Tremonton City’s Main Street.

Tremonton City is one of seven communities nationwide to win a prestigious, competitive grant from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for technical assistance in their revitalization and planning efforts.

The grant is part of AIA’s Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) Program. This program focuses of the importance of developing sustainable communities through design.

In order to create a strategy for revitalizing and planning the future of Tremonton City’s Main Street and downtown areas, SDAT will bring a national team of architects, planners, land use experts, economists and other professionals to Tremonton.

The team will remain in the city for three days, Aug. 14-16. They will work with residents, business owners, the Bear River Valley Chamber of Commerce, community leaders and officials and volunteer Utah-based architects.

The City Council said “great potential exists within the city,” especially for businesses, individuals, and families strongly associated with Main Street and downtown areas, based on ideas given at previous meetings.

However, the SDAT Program’s assistance in Tremonton can only reach its maximum potential if there is heavy community involvement. The input and participation of residents is absolutely critical.

Community involvement will be sought via round table discussions and a community conversation generally based on the following topics: economic and downtown development, land use and transportation, and urban design and public space. These discussions will take place during the events in August.

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