August 17, 2020

City To Resume Quarterly 'Coffee With Planners' Sept. 1



Halted due to COVID, informal quarterly discussions provide

updates, gather input from planners, developers, public

RAPID CITY--The City's Department of Community Development will resume hosting quarterly "Coffee With Planners" events next month with a new location and time.

            The next event is scheduled for Tuesday, September 1, at 3 p.m. in the Civic Center's LaCroix C Room.  The session is open to the public with participants asked to enter the facility using the west side theater entrance.

            The 'Coffee' sessions were last held in early February prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will include seating that will follow social distancing protocols and will include hand sanitizer stations and the wearing of masks is encouraged.

            The event will include three discussion topics with seating in wide circles.  Participants will be allowed to rotate to different discussion circles during the hour-long session.

            The circle discussion topics will include:

            *Urban Chickens: Should we allow hens in residential areas?

            *Transportation & Bicycle/Pedestrian Plans: What are the updates?

            *New Monument Arena: Learn updates on the new facility under construction

            "We are excited to resume our coffee events," said Community Development Director Ken Young. "We will be following social distancing and hygiene protocols.  These informal coffees have been well-attended and it's a great opportunity for the exchange of ideas and feedback between planners, developers, city staff and the public.

            "The discussion topics are very timely and we look forward to the feedback."

           The coffee events are held quarterly.  Cookies, coffee and water will be provided.



Thank you,

Darrell W. Shoemaker | Communications Coordinator

T: 605.721.6686 | M: 605.939.8551

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