In the dictionary, the word “charrette” is defined as an intensive effort to finish a project,
especially an architectural design project, before a deadline. This is exactly what the City of Flagstaff is
doing when it comes to addressing how the area should manage future growth. The Regional Plan July
design charrettes will allow for citizen input on future development, economic vitality, and natural
resource protection in a hands-on visual way.
During the Design Charrette Days (which are held on July 14th, 15th, 21st, and 22nd), many areas
related to future growth will be discussed. These areas include ‘Green Infrastructure’ (Parks, FUTS trails,
open space, wildlife corridors, and conservation areas for riparian waterways), land use/vacant parcels,
and existing infrastructure (roads, water, and sewer). These focused discussions will concentrate on:
Thursday, July 14, 2011 (Public Open House 10 am – 2 pm & 4 – 6 pm) @ Community Federated Church
(10 am – 2 pm) Environment and natural resource. (4 –6 pm) Growth areas, transportation, reviewing Infrastructure, and available land.
Friday, July 15, 2011 (Public Open House 11 am – 2 pm) @ Community Federated Church Discussing options for growth.
Thursday, July 21, 2011 (Public Open House Noon – 4 pm) @ Community Federated Church Reviewing scenarios.
Friday, July 22, 2011 (4 – 6 pm) @ Heritage Square
The Final Presentation of growth scenarios will be showcased at Heritage Square for public awareness and input.
Interested Flagstaff residents can participate in the Design Charrette process by meeting at the Federated Community Church at 400 W. Aspen Avenue during the dates. For more information, visit the Flagstaff Regional Plan webpage at flagstaff.az.gov/regionalplan.