The project team, city staff, and the steering committee have been working to refine concepts from the Design Studio in September. Several concepts are emerging from YOUR input. Click below to see preliminary concepts for the district. Please note, these ideas and concepts are still under development. Give us your input through the "Get Involved" tab above!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the design studio sessions on September 25th and 26th. We received lots of great input! On September 27th, we visited with the Steering Committee to discuss the concepts and illustrations for the future of the Academy Arts District.
Looking Forward - We will work with the Steering Committee over the next few months to refine the ideas we heard and further develop concepts for the District. Concepts will be slowly released this fall for public comment.
Have an idea that you wanted to share but missed the design studio? Submit a comment through the "Get Involved" tab above!
Academy Arts District Public Design Studios
The Academy Arts District design team will be in Maize on Tuesday, Sept 25 and Wednesday, Sept 26, working with citizens and stakeholders to develop concepts and details for the Academy Arts District. The public are invited to stop in at several open sessions and the Celebrate Maize public open house to work alongside the project team to illustrate and test ideas while developing solutions that both respond to concerns and give voice to visions. No formal presentations will be given, so stop by anytime.
WHERE: Maize Community Building, 401 S. Khedive. Stop by for 15 minutes or the entire session!
We need to hear from you!
A Visual Listening Survey is available online for you to provide input on things that may or may not fit in the Academy Arts District. Taking the survey is simple and a fun way to see what the possibilities are. Meanwhile, it informs our designers to understand how to tailor a plan for Maize.
A big thank you to everyone who participated in the kick-off open house and stakeholder focus groups! The ideas we received about giving an identity to the Academy Arts District are extremely helpful as we begin to understand the priorities of residents, the city, school district, and other stakeholders. If you weren't able to attend that is ok! There are plenty more opportunities to participate -
1. Take the online survey,
2. Submit comments through the "Get Involved" tab above, and
3. Check out the schedule for future public events...next up is the interactive design studio on September 25th and 26th. Details to come soon!
This is YOUR plan!
The City of Maize is developing a Master Plan to create a safe and walkable core in the community, a place of identity that lets people know they are in Maize. Academy Avenue and Park Avenue were identified as destination points for reimagining this experience in Maize. The first step is to identify a cohesive community vision for the future of the district - whether you live, work, visit, or just travel through Maize, we want to hear from you!
You are invited to attend a kick-off open house on August 21st. Learn about the planning process and share your ideas about current conditions, future possibilities, and what "Academy Arts" means to you.
The event includes a short presentation at 6:15 p.m., followed by small-group discussions with your neighbors.
Planning for the Academy Arts District is underway! The Steering Committee met for the first time on July 25th at MOXI Junction. The Committee discussed the project schedule, scope, and desires for creating an Arts District in Maize. Key discussion points included:
We'll need your help to answer these questions. Look out for public engagement events coming up in August and September!