WEBB CITY, MO.--- Webb City residents had their first visionary planning meetings today to discuss their future.
"We want all Of Webb City to be a part of this. We want Webb City people, the citizens of Webb City, to come and join us and be a part of planning for the future of Webb City because I believe Webb City has a lot to offer," said Richard Crow, Planning and Zoning Chairman.
This is the third project for Webb City since the spring of 2008. The first was revitalizing King Jack Park and the second was the historic downtown. Participants of the project are now working on a vision for Webb City for the next 10 to 20 years. City leaders call it one of the fastest growing communities in Missouri.
"People like to come to Webb City and that's one of the reasons that it's growing," said John Biggs, Webb City Mayor.
"We are looking to design streets for the city, where the traffic flow needs to go, where the business corridors should be, where neighborhoods, communities and parks need to be," said Crow.
Five architecture students from Drury University are helping implement the final ideas into blueprints and reports.
"Here we getting a chance to look at urban development as a whole and really understand how things develop and move and grow. So it's just a really unique and great experience," said Michael Ligibel, Drury University Student.
"I hope that the kids will bring us a whole different perspective on what the community could look like, give us some technology," said Crow.
Two more working meetings will be held in March and April, residents are encouraged to come and bring ideas. Drury students will then take those ideas and make their final presentation in May.
"To vision the future, to see what good things we can accomplish together as a city and help guide the council and the leaders of this town into a great, great future," said Crow.
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