Citizens Invited to Provide Feedback on Downtown Catalyst Study: Roundtable Discussions June 2, 3, and 9

Citizens are invited to attend one of three identical roundtable discussions on the Downtown Catalyst Feasibility Study at Davidson Town Hall on:

•    Thursday, June 2 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.,
•    Friday, June 3 from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m., or
•    Thursday, June 9 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

These roundtable discussions are open to the public and we encourage your participation. Citizens will discuss the latest options for downtown development and will be facilitated by town staff, members of the Davidson Board of Commissioners, and the Development Finance Initiative team. The session on June 2 is a pilot session, but there will be 10 spaces for members of the public.

Space is limited, so we encourage you to save your space by registering for a session on our website at www.townofdavidson.org/catalyst. Those who are not registered will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Catalyst Study Area

Why is the town considering the Downtown Catalyst Feasibility Study?

The Town of Davidson is trying to satisfy a number of citizen needs (based on responses from stakeholders meetings and public input sessions over the past 22 months) by studying the catalyst site. Some of the needs that could be satisfied by developing this site are:
•    more parking in the downtown area,
•    more retail and office space downtown,
•    improved downtown public space, including an improved site for the Davidson Farmer’s Market
•    downtown housing, and
•    increased space for public services.

Consultants with the Development Finance Initiative (DFI), a program of the UNC School of Government, are providing specialized finance and development expertise to the Town of Davidson to determine the potential for a partnership to develop the area.  Financial feasibility details for the most recent options under consideration by the Davidson Board of Commissioners are available on our website at www.townofdavidson.org/catalyst.

“We received very important feedback at the roundtable discussions we held in February, and this will be a chance for citizens to review the financial impact of potential development options under consideration,” said Economic Development Manager Kim Fleming. “As our population grows, we need to make sure we are prepared to meet the needs of our citizens and town government.”

Prior to these roundtable discussions, we encourage you to learn more at www.townofdavidson.org/catalyst.

If you are unable to attend the meeting and would like to provide feedback, we’d like to hear from you. Please contact Economic Development Manager Kim Fleming at kfleming@townofdavidson.org or 704-940-9622.

Members of the Davidson Board of Commissioners will be present at each session, but no action will be taken. These sessions are open to the public. 

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