BG to see ‘Good Neighbor Guide’ and community festival plans

Joint meeting of city council and city planning commission.

By JAN LARSON McLAUGHLIN

BG Independent News

 

Next week Bowling Green residents will get a sneak peak at the new “Good Neighbor Guide” and plans for a community festival.

An open house on the Bowling Green Community Action Plan will be held Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the atrium of the Wood County Courthouse. Citizens will be able to view and comment on the planning concepts for the city’s East Side.

Also on view will be the new “Good Neighbor Guide” with descriptions of various community problem issues, permits, penalties and contact information.

The open house, guide and festival were discussed Tuesday evening during a joint meeting of Bowling Green City Council and Planning Commission with the representatives of Camiros, who are working on the city’s Community Action Plan. (A story on the zoning discussion at the joint meeting will appear Wednesday on BG Independent News.)

Plans for the Court Street Connects Festival will also be on display at the open house next week. The festival, set for April 22, is to create stronger connections from the downtown to Bowling Green State University. The all-day event will be held on the front lawn of the county courthouse. Its purpose is to celebrate the city’s East Side, with historic home tours, safety demonstrations at the fire station and Earth Day events.

The Court Street Connects Festival will also serve to test on-street bikeways from BGSU to Prospect Street, along the south side of Court Street. The bikeway will stay in place for the following week.

Volunteers are being sought to help with the April 22 event.

At next week’s open house, the four draft concepts of the Community Action Plan will also be highlighted:

  • Preservation of historic and green spaces.
  • Activation of park and other community areas.
  • Connection of people in the neighborhoods.
  • Evolution of the East Side of the city.
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