July 10 downtown Sun Prairie natural gas explosion

The Downtown Steering Committee was formed to oversee a community visioning effort and the preparation of a redevelopment strategy for properties at Main and Bristol Streets – the site of the July 10, 2018 natural gas leak and explosion (above) that destroyed five buildings near the intersection.

The newly formed Downtown Steering Committee will hold its first meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2019. The meeting will be held in the first floor Community Room of the Sun Prairie Municipal Building, located at 300 E. Main St. in downtown Sun Prairie.

The committee was formed to oversee a community visioning effort and the preparation of a redevelopment strategy for properties at Main and Bristol streets -– the site of the July 2018 gas leak and explosion.

The April 18 meeting will be the first opportunity for dialogue with The Lakota Group, the consultant hired by the City of Sun Prairie to guide the visioning process and prepare the redevelopment strategy for this portion of the downtown.

The initial meeting will include, among other items, an overview of the proposed project, including the project schedule, and discussion of the proposed community engagement plan. The community engagement plan will kick off with a planned event to be coordinated with the Artful Wine Walk event on Thursday, May 2.

All steering committee meetings will be open to the public.

More information regarding the meeting can be obtained by contacting the City of Sun Prairie’s Community Development Department at 608-825-1107.

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