Idea sharing session approaches for new development plan at York interchange

YORK — The City of York invites the public to an open house meeting Wednesday, January 31, to share ideas for a new development plan near the Interstate 80 and Highway 81 interchange. The meeting will be from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Holthus Convention Center, 3130 Holen Ave. in York. No formal presentation is planned. Attendees are welcome to come and go as they please.

The I-80 interchange area has seen growth in recent years and with new amenities coming to the area like a bicycle and pedestrian bridge and trail connections north to the city, it is important to plan for future development. The study area included in the plan is between L Road, South 21st Street, M Road and I-80.

A development plan of this type sets the long-term vision for the area to guide future public and private investment decisions and opportunities. The open house provides an opportunity for the city to hear public input in possible visions for the interchange area, says Dr. Sue Crawford, city administrator.

Mayor Barry Redfern noted, “We have many potential projects under consideration in the area. Its important to be proactive to make sure that new growth in the area works well for York residents, businesses and travelers.”

Any major changes from the existing city comprehensive plan for the area would need to go through an approval process with multiple rounds of public notice. This planning session provides a more informal way for residents and businesses to discuss future possible options for improving the area.

For those unable to attend, additional information is available on the city’s website: Public transportation to and from the meeting is available by calling 402-362-7626, extension 1.



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