Campustown project public input session


Logan Gaedke

A view down Welch Avenue toward the Campustown Clocktower.

Daily Staff

A public input session regarding the revitalization of Campustown will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the South Ballroom at the Memorial Union.

Students, university administration, property owners and the general public are welcome to attend and hear about the changes planned for the area.

LANE4, the property development group selected by the Ames City Council to oversee the project, will be available to answer questions and address concerns on Thursday and Friday.

The group, based in Kansas City, was chosen over eight other developers to work on the area from Lincoln Way to Chamberlain Avenue and from Hayward Avenue to Stanton Avenue.

Campustown is being rejuvenated in order to best serve the needs of the university population, while drawing in community residents.

Issues LANE4 and community leaders have addressed include business variety and parking.

“As we embark on our planning process, we need community input to help define the vision of this redevelopment project,” said LANE4 Director of Development Hunter Harris. “While we have sessions for a variety of stakeholders planned to gather opinions, the public input session lets us get input from all those with an interest in the project.”

-Daily Staff