residents take time to plan, picture the future
March 16, 2009 | WELLSVILLE -- Representatives from
Envision Cache Valley hosted a workshop recently at
Wellsville Elementary. This was one of eight workshops
being hosted throughout Cache Valley.
The goal of the night was to inform citizens about
the growth and development in the valley between now
and the year 2040.
As one attendee put it, “Everybody thinks that Cache
Valley is growing because of the people coming in, but
that’s just not true.” The truth is that the valley
is growing from the inside out.
The workshop was kicked off with a survey style presentation
that touched on many issues for the citizens that attended.
It was clear that the residents of Wellsville value
the agricultural land that has represented Cache Valley
so well for so long, but were not closed-minded to the
Multiple tables were set out to designate groups of
the citizens into groups. Each group was given a large
map of Cache Valley. Their assignment was to create
a valley with new housing developments, new jobs, new
roads and trails, and new public transportation. The
only goal was to create 46,000 new dwelling units and
55,000 new jobs. In an hour, most groups were able to
put a small dent in those numbers.
Envision Cache Valley is made up of local citizens
trying to get other residents involved in learning about
growth and development. They are raising questions and
offering choices to the residents of the valley. Envision
Utah is the facilitating effort driving the committee
to raise awareness.