Community Input Workshop Planned For Wetumpka Revitalization Plan
The project to revitalize Wetumpka's riverfront and downtown areas have been in the works for about two years now -- and to wrap up the final planning phase, they're inviting you to help with their plan.
Wetumpka city leaders have a vision for the future -- but they say that vision can only come to life if they get the community involved. So, that's why they're planning workshops for the public and they want to know what you would like to see come to the city.
Regina Edwards owns one of Wetumpka's oldest buildings in downtown. She says she's invested about $300,000 in the last several years to make the building look just as it did in 1855. And a facelift is exactly what she says she wants to see in Wetumpka's historic downtown.
It's a concept Eric Hyde says he, too, plans to get involved in and he thinks getting the community's input is the best way to make Wetumpka a "destination city."
The city has been awarded $377-thousand dollars to upgrade its streets thanks to a grant by the Alabama Department of Transportation -- those upgrades include adding lighting, more sidewalks and resurfacing streets. City planners tell us they plan to start work Spring 2014.
City leaders say this is the final phase in the planning process for the revitalization plan. That workshop will be next Monday at 6 p.m. in Wetumpka's administrative building.