City to hold Destination O’Fallon public workshop

Public Safety Building

Public Safety Building

O’FALLON – Mayor Gary L. Graham is pleased announce that a public workshop to help design the new multi-purpose downtown plaza will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 7-8:30 p.m., at the O’Fallon Public Safety Building, located at 285 North Seven Hills Road.

The new multi-purpose downtown plaza is part of Destination O’Fallon, which includes a number of projects and community-wide investments that will continue to make O’Fallon a national destination for businesses, families, and visitors.

“I encourage everyone to attend this public workshop to help determine the design, policies, and construction of the downtown plaza,” said Mayor Graham. “If you are unable to attend the meeting, there will be an online survey sent to the community so that everyone has a chance to provide input.”

The downtown plaza will transform an underutilized parking lot at the corner of First Street and Vine Street into a beautiful, multi-purpose gathering space and overflow parking area. It will create an iconic plaza in the heart of the historic O’Fallon Downtown that can host farmers’ markets, parades, seasonal festivals, and much more.

“Destination O’Fallon is a new economic development initiative that is an investment in the O’Fallon Community,” said Mayor Graham. “It will create an iconic community plaza in Downtown O’Fallon, benefit our businesses, spur economic growth, support the youth and families of our community and connect our downtown with the new development in the Green Mount Business and Medical Corridor and the Family Sports Park in a truly positive and innovative way. In 2017, O’Fallon is poised to have an influx of over 250,000 visitors as the new hospital opens and more businesses begin construction.”

Destination O’Fallon will make the O’Fallon community a national destination for families, businesses and visitors. An increase in the number of visitors and businesses will provide a boost to the O’Fallon economy. O’Fallon will become an even more desirable community in which to live, which in turn will help to increase O’Fallon homeowners’ property values.

Residents can visit www.destinationofallon.org to learn more about the projects.