‘Just Imagine’ meeting to be held March 16

The Just Imagine SWLA planning team is inviting the public to attend a second round of public meetings Mar. 15-17. During three community sessions, overall visions and goals, 10 catalytic projects and supporting recommendations for the 50-year resilience plan for Calcasieu and Cameron Parishes will be shared with meeting participants.

Just Imagine SWLA has used community input gathered over the last several months to create 10 catalytic projects for the 50-year resilience plan. The upcoming meetings will serve as testing workshops, providing the public with the opportunity to learn more and comment on the 10 projects.

The next round of meetings includes:

Tuesday, Mar. 15, from 6-8 p.m. at the Lake Charles Civic Center Contraband Room (3rd floor).

Wednesday, Mar. 16, from 5-7 p.m. at the Grand Lake High School Cafeteria.

Thursday, Mar. 17, from 6-8 p.m., at the West Cal Event Center.

Please join us in sharing information about these meetings with your networks. To do so, you can send out the flyer, share on Facebook, tag your friends, your local businesses, or bring a friend to a meeting. We hope to see you there!

Since the project’s kickoff in November, the planning team has analyzed more than 4,000 comments received from area residents through public meetings, small group sessions, website engagement, and social media. Input opportunities will continue to be available throughout the life of the planning process.

The Just Imagine SWLA team has the used public’s feedback to develop the overall visions and goals for the 50-year resilience plan for Calcasieu and Cameron Parishes, supporting plan recommendations, and the 10 catalytic projects . The visions relate to the five key planning categories: Economic Development, Housing, Community Planning, Natural & Cultural Resources, and Infrastructure.

The visions include:

A diverse and strong economy that adapts to stresses and provides all residents adn businesses with the opportunity to thrive.

Resilient housing in attractive neighborhoods that people can afford and access.

Collaborative community planning that focuses on implementing a better quality of life.

A region that fully celebrates and protects its unique natural and cultural resources.

Reliable and residlient infrastructure that improves the quality of life and makes the region safer.

For more information about the planning effort or to sign up for updates, visit our website and follow us on social media.