On the topic of Economic Opportunity, the discussion focused on ways to attract businesses and jobs, including providing the infrastructure and policies to support them, housing for workers, and "shop local" efforts to encourage support.
On the topic of Small Town Character, many outcomes focused on ways of improving existing public spaces and assets, helping to preserve local farms, and increasing events and opportunities for Richmond residents to connect and build relationships.
On the topic of Vibrant + Appealing Downtown, participants focused on ensuring that Richmond has the infrastructure and support for the vibrant downtown we want - public transportation and safe streets, zoning and permitting processes to support compact development and new businesses, high speed Internet, and connectivity between neighborhoods and businesses.
The next Rapid Fire Planning Night is scheduled for Wednesday February 17, 2016. Topics will be Mobility + Transportation, and Safe + Resilient Community.
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- Submit your ideas and comments on these topics or on upcoming topics please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, use this contact form, look for a poster around town, or read and make comments online.
- See the schedule for upcoming Rapid Fire Planning Nights and join us soon!
- Read more about the discussions at the February 3, 2016 Planning Night in the meeting notes located here http://www.richmondvt.gov/boards-minutes/planning-commission/