Deadline for online participation is set for July 29, 2022.
La Crosse, WI (May 2022): In early April the City of La Crosse began the process of updating Confluence, the City of La Crosse’s Comprehensive Plan via Forward La Crosse, a campaign to encourage public involvement in the planning process.
At the time of launch, community members had four ways to participate via survey, digital map, voting game, and guiding principles. Now La Crosse residents have a fifth option for participation in the Visual Preference Survey.
The Visual Preference Survey is a short visual preference-based survey where participants select images that they prefer related to the design of buildings, streets, and public spaces across the City.
Some of the questions include:
– What are your preferences for how buildings, districts, and corridors are designed in La Crosse?
– What types of open spaces are important to you?
The Visual Preference Survey is another easy way to give feedback to the City of La Crosse’s Comprehensive Plan online; the deadline for online participation is set for July 29, 2022. Forward La Crosse has already received hundreds of responses but encourages participation from the public. La Crosse non-profits, community leaders, and businesses are invited to help spread the message about contributing to La Crosse’s future planning by sharing the Forward La Crosse campaign website https://forwardlacrosse.org.
Additionally, in-person community feedback and engagement opportunities will be announced soon. In-person meetings include multiple public engagement opportunities, resident panels, interviews, and focus groups.
5 Ways to Participate
Currently, the five ways to participate include the survey (1) offering the chance to share insights about what life is like in La Crosse and what residents hope to see in the future. Leave comments and photos on a digital map (2) highlighting opportunities for parks and recreation, historic preservation, transportation, and more. Share priorities via the “voting game.” (3) and identify which principles (4) should be prioritized to guide La Crosse’s future. The visual preference survey (5) is a short survey where you select images that you prefer related to the design of buildings, streets, and public spaces across the City.
Visitors to forwardlacrosse.org have the opportunity to access interactive features designed to make providing feedback simple, easy, and fun.
The mission of the City of La Crosse Planning and Development Department is to improve the conditions of life in La Crosse through expert advisement of economic, environmental, and social data, through recommendations to the public, policymakers, and partners, and to foster a civic spirit that desires a condition of sustained improvement to the city for future generations.
Services include Community Development & Housing, Economic Development, Heritage Preservation, and planning.
Tim Acklin, AICP
City of La Crosse Planning and Development
400 La Crosse St. La Crosse, WI 54601