I would like to see small areas in Verona, Lakeview, and Urbandale used. There are so many vacant buildings. Also the McCamly Plaza. That would be awesome to have amenities there again… we need a roller skating rink, in my opinion. Old Kmart would be a sweet skating rink. (Full question.)
-This is what we often refer to as district development. We are going to conduct two studies – on Old Lakeview and Goguac Lake. These are not just throwing ideas out there to see what works, but actually doing the work to change the zoning in these areas, and make changes for new growth so that we can be development ready. We are looking at developing three to five sub-area plans. Some are just a crossroads, some are corridors, and some are as big as Urbandale.
-The McCamly Plaza Hotel continues a conversion to a DoubleTree by Hilton. At the end of 2019, the hotel closed in an effort to better complete that conversion. The conversion includes building out the plaza/atrium area. Most recently, Biggby Coffee has moved into this area.