Wednesday, August 15, 2012
This is your last chance to share your thoughts on the major redesign of Sussex Village Park, as well as the last Sounds of Sussex event this summer.
The last time to weigh in on the Sussex Village Park reconstruction plan coincides with the last time local residents can jam to live music at Weyer Park. The final Sounds of Sussex event at the park behind Village Hall is slated for Thursday from 6-8 p.m., and just like during National Night Out, Sussex officials will be addressing comments on the Village Park project. During National Night Out, the Village Administrator, along with members of the Village Board, set up stands with multiple artist renderings of the park’s projected design. Residents were told to ask questions and fill out comment cards to direct the Parks and Recreation staff toward potential changes. And although the majority of comments on Patch have been negative, …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The multi-million dollar overhaul to the park was met with mostly positive comments during National Night Out, a change compared to usual comments.
After the Village of Sussex released 3-D renderings and detailed plans to completely reconstruct Sussex Village Park, scores of negative comments were posted on Patch lashing out at officials – but Wednesday night sounded different. Sussex held the first of two “open house” style meetings at National Night Out in the parking lot of Village Hall from 6-8 p.m., and while there were still residents who said they didn’t care for the plan, a majority of the voices liked the idea of the redesign. It was quite a change of pace compared to the initial reaction from Patch readers. Nancy Kanter, a Sussex resident who runs a daycare, says she loves the idea to redevelop Village Park. The new amenities are things she could potentially utilize when …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The village's National Night Out and ice cream social on Wednesday will also be home to discussions on the Sussex Village Park master plan.
Between enjoying Sussex's annual National Night Out event and the Pauline Hass Library's ice cream social, village residents can learn more about the multi-million dollar renovation project to reconstruct Sussex Village Park. Starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in the Village Hall’s parking lot, residents will be able to ask any questions they still have about the project. Village officials scheduled the “open house” style meeting during National Night Out and the library’s ice cream social so more people would be available to ask questions. After detailed, 3-D construction plans were released in late June, Sussex residents have been buzzing about the potential makeover to the village’s largest park, particularly pertaining to the project’s …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Two open houses have been scheduled for residents to comment and ask questions about the multi-million dollar Village Park reconstruction project.
The Village of Sussex is calling on residents in August to provide feedback on the latest update of the Village Park Master Plan, a multi-million dollar project that could completely transform Sussex Village Park. Two 'open houses' are scheduled so residents can view the plans, ask questions and make comments on the project, a topic of heated discussion after 3-D design plans were released to the public. The open house forums are scheduled during two of Sussex’s most highly attended events: National Night Out Sounds of Sussex Engineering firm R.A. Smith National estimated the project would cost $11 million during the preliminary planning stages for the park in September, but Sussex officials said it’s likely that number could change. The …
Monday, April 23, 2012
Just in time for the summer weather, Starbucks gets new indoor and outdoor furniture and new decor to liven up Sussex's only coffee shop.
Have you been to the Sussex Starbucks lately? In the past week, Sussex's only coffee shop underwent a complete makeover. Everything from the indoor tables and chairs to the outdoor patio set has been replaced with new fixtures. The indoor furniture is made of "recycled urban wood," and the outdoor space now has a couch. Starbucks even got all new sun umbrellas for the patio, a much-needed improvement it was lacking on March's 90 degree days. So swing by and check out the new wall fixtures, display shelves and comfy chairs. Also, be sure to tell us what you think of the new decor in the comments.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Traffic flow is a major concern; alternative designs will be based on citizen comments.
Changes in traffic and right-of-way, specifically around Piggly Wiggly, top the list of things Sussex residents are most concerned with on Main Street. The village held two public forums to prepare for a complete reconstruction of Main Street in 2015, and the notes were presented to the Public Works committee Tuesday night. Among the 62 comments collected, some were: During the first public forum, Village Trustee Jason Wegner talked with citizens about his view for businesses after construction. “My main focus for this project, at least, is to reconstruct this road to feature businesses,” Wegner said. “Then we have the grounds to attract businesses on our most used street, get the taxes from that, and hopefully build other things around …
Friday, November 18, 2011
Piggly Wiggly hosted the design team looking for more resident input on the project in the second of four public events on Friday.
Project managers working on the Main Street Reconstruction Project held their second public input meeting at the Piggly Wiggly on Friday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in hopes of getting more feedback about the street. Must like the last meeting on Oct. 26, the team displayed a huge map of Main Street and asked residents to put stickers on the map with a number corresponding to their comments. This meeting, however, was more informal. Set up at the entrance of the grocery store, the project managers attempted to lure passers-by without a lengthy presentation. Instead, they handed out a 'Frequently Asked Questions' sheet about the redesign, compiling eight of the most common inquiries residents had during the previous meeting. According to the …
Monday, October 31, 2011
Study group recommends the village construct an entirely new building and connect it to library.
After eight months of meetings, deliberation and planning, a village committee is recommending that the Sussex Village Board build an entirely new Village Hall. The study group's proposal recommends building a roughly 20,000-square-foot facility somehow connected to the Pauline Haass Public Library in an effort to create a “civic campus.” The project would be done in conjunction with the Main Street reconstruction process, which is slated to start in 2015. The recommendation will come before the Village Board on Nov. 8, and approval by trustees would be a major step in moving the project forward. “This is a type of project that would need a lot of voter input, but the goal would be to put it on the next Village Board meeting on Nov. 8,” …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Project managers from the Main Street reconstruction team get the public’s comments about problems and requests for a redesign.
The first of four public meetings was held Wednesday evening to gather information on what Sussex residents would like to see after Main Street is reconstructed. Project managers from the design team visited the Pauline Haass Public Library to give hourly presentations from 4-7 p.m. and take public input. They went through slides of the construction zone, which ranges between Locust Street and Waukesha Avenue. After their ten-minute pitch, residents were encouraged to place round stickers on a huge map to indicate problem areas on Main Street. Each sticker had a number on it, so residents could write what the problem is and associate it with a certain sticker. Some concerns residents have are: Matt Bednarski, the project manager, gave the…