The Visionary Session will be the centerpiece of public involvement, with multiple opportunities for you to participate in the process. It will be comprised of multiple meetings and workshops that gather many people from the community together over a week to generate ideas for our community. This process will shape the vision of the future of Thomasville, and we need you! Come out and share your thoughts! Community members are encouraged to stop by, see what is being discussed, and be involved in the process of planning Thomasville. The week will wrap up with a Work-In-Progress presentation where all of the work completed to date will be presented for more feedback.
Kickoff & Community Input Workshop
Help to identify priorities, and discuss opportunities and challenges for the future of Thomasville. Potential precedents and examples from other places will be presented to begin the conversation. The assembly will then break into smaller groups to discuss ideas and sketch solutions to challenges. At the conclusion of the session, each group will present their "big ideas", which will begin to establish the community vision.
Open Planning Studio
The consultant team will work at an open, on-site studio to assemble and synthesize the feedback from the hands-on design sessions. Ideas will be tested and evaluated throughout the week to arrive at potential solutions that achieve project goals and address feedback received. During this week, there will be an Open House and meetings with key stakeholders and community organizations as well as City, County, and local agencies. The studio and meetings will be open to community members to observe and provide input as the vision is refined. If you couldn't make the Kickoff & Hands-On Design Session, don't worry - anyone can come to the Open Studio to share ideas!
Work-in-progress and feedback session
The consultant team will present a work-in-progress report to summarize community input and work completed at the Open Planning Studio. Plan to participate - feedback received will help to shape plan refinements.