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FULLERTON : Ideas Sought for Downtown Area

May 16, 1994|MIMI KO

Local residents and business owners are being urged to be a part of a city study of the south side of downtown, which would help determine the area's future.

Planners will meet Saturday at the Fullerton Senior Center to hear residents voice their concerns and ideas for the area, which is south of Commonwealth Avenue and north of Truslow Avenue between Lemon Street and Highland Avenue.

Participants will tour the site on foot at 9 a.m. and return to the senior center to discuss goals and visions for the section of downtown, city officials said.

The area includes the city's transportation center, some residential neighborhoods and several commercial and industrial sites.

It has the potential to become a regional destination because of its proximity to large educational and cultural institutions, officials said.

The study is being developed by city planners and urban designers who are asking the community to participate, said Gary A. Chalupsky, executive director of the Redevelopment Agency.

Public comments are "critical because there's no right or wrong. The question is, 'What do you want to see done there?' " he said.

The answers could range from doing nothing to drastically redeveloping the area. Three other workshops will be scheduled later this year, Chalupsky said.

For more information, call (714) 738-6877.

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