The Astoria City Council will consider a request from a downtown business organization to contribute $7500.00 toward the $20,000.00 cost of hiring a popular urban strategist to conduct an indepth analysis of Astoria's downtown.
In May of this year Michelle Reeves, who is considered a well-respected downtown revitalization professional, gave a well-attended talk focused on successful revitalization techniques that caught the attention of property owners and business owners. Accrding to a city staff memo that talk sparked interest in hiring Reeves to provide more specific recomendations on a new vision for the downtown area. Staff is recommeding the council support the request from the Astoria Downtown Historic District.
The council meeting is at 7:00pm in the council chamber on the second floor of city hall. The meeting is open to the public.