The City of Aurora held a public workshop on January 9 to gather feedback about the development of a cultural district downtown. A few dozen business and property owners as well as involved citizens showed up to the event hosted by Aurora Public Art on the third floor of the David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Pl.
The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development is partnering with the Aurora Public Art Commission, Aurora Downtown, and Historic Preservation to create and implement the International Marketplace District along Broadway between New York and Downer Place. The initiative seeks to create a sense of place and celebrate the many diverse cultures represented in the City of Aurora.
At the workshop, attendees could participate in a handful of stations that requested feedback on various possibilities for a district along Broadway in downtown Aurora.
The creation of a district is part of both the original and updated master plan for the downtown. Don Hughes, downtown development director with the city of Aurora, and Lesley Roth, project manager with Ratio Design, were on hand to answer questions.