Community Invited to Participate in Planning Efforts for Rome's River District
By Amanda Carter
The Rome community is invited to participate in planning efforts focused on the future of Rome’s River District. Consultants from Nelson/Nygaard, a consultant firm housed in Atlanta, will be stationed in front of the Rome Area History Museum on Friday, October 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 20 from Noon to 3:00 p.m. to gain insight into the public’s vision for the district. If inclement weather occurs, the team will move indoors at 303 Broad Street.
The River District is planned to be an extension of Downtown Rome and will include more options for housing, retail, and office space linking downtown to surrounding areas. The River District is bordered by the Oostanaula and Coosa Rivers and by Turner McCall Boulevard. Planning efforts are currently reviewing redevelopment options and traffic impacts. Community input is needed to help the planning team shape and share the vision for the district.
River District property owners and stakeholders are invited to attend a Zoning Information Session hosted by the City Planning Department at River City Bank Tuesday, October 30 at 5:30 p.m. Zoning will be discussed as well as the future vision for the district and will serve as a community-building opportunity.
For more information, contact the Rome-Floyd Planning Department at 706.236.5025.