Villages invites naming in online survey #3
Bourbonnais, IL - In the fall of 2019, the Village of Bourbonnais announced its plans to create a dynamic and attractive central core for community gatherings around the Municipal Center and surrounding areas. The vision to create a high-quality, destination-focused center for residents and visitors to utilize for various seasonal functions and events year-round welcomed several public outreach opportunities in 2020. To-date, over 1,200 participants have engaged in ‘Imagine Bourbonnais’ through two online surveys and an open house event. The village invites the community to prioritize preferred concepts and have the opportunity to name the project before the deadline: Sunday, November 1, 2020.
“The community has really embraced this project, and we couldn’t be more pleased,” explained Mayor Paul Schore. “We took a pause in planning this past spring when the pandemic broke out. Come fall, we decided it was the perfect time to pick it back up and progress. It’s a project that everyone can get involved and really take pride in. It’s positive and we could all use something positive to look ahead to.”
Similar to the previous engagement activities, the third survey is open to the public – whether you have completed a prior survey or are new to the planning process. It encourages participants to rank what the community wants and provides a chance to name the project. The survey is available by clicking here and on the village’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
The Community Campus master planning process is expected to be completed in the fall of 2020 with assistance from The Lakota Group – an urban planning and landscape architecture consulting firm. The Plan will focus on key goals of placemaking, promoting community identity and pride, and fostering economic development.