Monday night, July 16, the Village Board and the Village Planning Commission met in joint session to listen to preliminary plans from Vandewalle and Associates on the proposed Cottage Grove downtown.
Members of the community who were at the planning session in December 2000 and other interested community members were on hand to comment on the plan. The placement of various elements
such as civic buildings and green space were discussed. Those in attendance also discussed the types of businesses best suited for the downtown and how the businesses located in the downtown would differ from businesses located in
the North Business Park or in the commercial area on Cottage Grove Road on the village's western edge.
Comments about the downtown plan can be shared with the village staff or by contacting
Vandewalle and Associates by Aug. 1.