The first in a series of events hosted by the City of Grain Valley with the goal of educating residents on the proposed Community Campus and soliciting feedback regarding designs were held last week.
City staff guided groups of residents on tours of the current City Hall and Police Department facilities on January 30th. Space constraints for City staff, municipal court, and the police department were on full display, with the most glaring concerns regarding space and quality of current facilities in the police department. Chief James Beale pointed to a number of areas, including the quality of holding cells and proper storage for case files, of primary concern.
An open house was also held Monday, February 3rd at City Hall for residents to meet informally with the design team for the proposed Grain Valley Community Campus.
Designs for the proposed recreation center, city hall, police department, and other Sni-A-Bar Farms site amenities were presented to residents in an informal “table top” discussion format.
Citizens were encouraged to share ideas and opinions with the design team, asking for input on how each citizen envisioned utilizing the space and requesting feedback on draft designs. Additional community forums are planned in the spring prior to the April vote.
For more information on the proposed community campus, visit www.envisiongrainvalley.com.