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Public comment period begins for Annie Glidden North Revitalization Plan

DeKALB – The Annie Glidden North Revitalization Plan has entered a public comment period that will last until Oct. 19, according to city officials.

Community members can voice their comments about the plan at these public meetings: the Economic Development Commission meeting 8:30 a.m. Friday at the DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth St.; the AGN Revitalization Plan Community meeting 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at the University Village Apartment Complex Community Room, 722 N. Annie Glidden Road; and the public hearing during the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at the DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth St.

The community meeting will be open to general questions and comments related to the plan, while the commission meetings will focus on questions and comments related to the primary functions of the three commissions, according to a news release.

The plan includes strategies to improve the quality of life for residents with a focus on identifying specific projects for the Annie Glidden North neighborhood, including improving area transportation and infrastructure and adding security cameras and lighting for crime-prevention purposes. The AGN Task Force, appointed by Mayor Jerry Smith, has issued its final approval of the plan, which will be brought to a City Council meeting for adoption by ordinance after the public comment period ends.

The Draft AGN Revitalization Plan can be downloaded at cityofdekalb.com/1097/AGN-Revitalization-Plan. For information, call Management Analyst Aaron Stevens at 815-748-2096 or email aaron.stevens@cityofdekalb.com.

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