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A multi-day charrette has been scheduled in order to allow the community to assist in the preparation of the new form-based code. A charrette is an intensive planning session where citizens, planners and other technical professionals collaborate. Throughout the process, the public has a chance to give input and react to consultant concepts, leading to a more refined vision with many of the details for the new zoning. Charrettes are inclusive by nature and are designed to build consensus from the outset, providing a collaborative forum to bring all parties together with a focus on a common goal. The hands-on nature of the charrette, the opportunity to interact with differing perspectives and the short feedback loop allows issues to be identified and resolved early on in the process.
Starting Saturday, March 7 and ending Thursday, March 12, the consultant team will be in Chattanooga to work with citizens and stakeholders to discuss the new form-based code. All events are open to the public and will be held at theBessie Smith Cultural Center located at 200 E. MLK Boulevard. The Bessie Smith Cultural Center is fully accessible, and parking is available in their lot on the corner of Lindsay and MLK Boulevard. See the entire schedule here, highlights include:
Hands-on Neighborhood Design Workshop: Saturday, March 7 from 8:30 AM until noon
Open Design Studio: Sunday, March 8 through Wednesday, March 11 from 9 AM until 6 PM
Lunch & Learns: Monday, March 9, Tuesday, March 10 and Wednesday, March 11 from noon to 1 PM
Drop-in Open House: Tuesday, March 10 from 6 to 8 PM
Work-in Progress Presentation: Thursday, March 12 from 6 to 7:30 PM