Monday, July 28, 2008

Errors - Parks Notice

Noticing from some of the local papers that the meeting we're holding to discuss the Parks and Open Space Element is listed as August 6 @ 7 pm at McKearn Park. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS HAS BEEN CHANGED!!! The Parks and Open Space element focus group will be held Wed., August 13 @ 7pm at the Town Hall. We're terribly sorry for the confusion.

In the News

The Janesville Gazette ran an article last week about the Town's Smart Growth Planning Process. Thanks Ann Marie and the Gazette for helping to "get the word out!"

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Project Website Set Up

We've set up a website for the Smart Growth Plan. We'll continue to update this with workshop packets, meeting dates, progress reports, and the latest drafts of the Plan - in fact, it's already been updated with the latest draft of the plan and the first few packets of information we've shared with the Plan Commission and Parks Committee. Please check it out, and don't forget to come to Town Hall next Wednesday @ 6 pm for the Housing Element Focus Group!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Working Draft of Document Available Now

A working draft of the Town of Beloit's Comprehensive (Smart Growth) Plan is and will continue to be available at the Beloit Town Hall, 2871 S. Afton Road. As this is a working draft, it will continue to expand and develop over the next several months - hopefully with your help! The document and supportive information should also be available on the town's website ( relatively soon.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Planning Process Underway

The Town of Beloit is currently working on its Comprehensive Plan, commonly referred to as a "Smart Growth" Plan. The next Smart Growth meeting in the Town will be held on Wednesday, July 30th at 6 pm, at the Beloit Town Hall, 2871 South Afton Road. At this meeting, planners from RH Batterman & Co. (a Town of Beloit-based firm) will facilitate a discussion related to housing in the Town. The planning team will use detailed data, information, imagery, and maps to frame this open discussion, in order to solicit input and ideas to shape the Housing Element of the Town's Smart Growth Plan. This meeting will be hosted by the Plan Commission and is entirely open to all members of the public.