The Sonoran Institute is partnering with the Town of Wickenburg to conduct a charrette, which is a planning meeting in which all stakeholders in a project collaborate to resolve potential conflicts, work together to map solutions, and provide input and information to inform the Interstate 11 (I-11) corridor alternative locations and their relationship to the town of Wickenburg. The meetings, taking place over three days beginning October 19, are free and open to all town residents. Advanced registration is required and those who register must commit to attending all three meetings. Dates, location, and registration link are listed below.
The charrette is part of a Community Based Engagement Program, which is based on “context-sensitive” design. This process engages communities to prepare for economic development and growth, while protecting important local values and ensuring that the project moves forward in a respectful way. Participants will have the unique advantage of giving immediate feedback to the designers and, more importantly, it allows everyone who participates to be a mutual author of the recommendations. Recommendations from the design meetings can be implemented through the Town’s General Plan and as input to the Tier One I-11 Environmental Impact Study.
Over the three days, local community members and stakeholders will explore approaches to the infrastructure design and placement of the proposed I-11 corridor in the community, including addressing potential concerns about the corridor passing through sensitive landscapes around the Vulture Mountains.
To Register: http://tinyurl.com/WickenburgCharrette
October 19th from 1-4pm
October 20th from 8-4pm
November 30th from 8-4pm
Wickenburg Community Center
160 N. Valentine St.
Wickenburg, AZ 85390