A few months ago I tried to convince my board that we needed to have a good downtown development plan. The idea went nowhere. During a discussion last night, almost out of nowhere, some members of the board suddenly came to the conclusion that we needed a downtown plan. Hmmm... not a bad idea.
We won't be using our usual consultant. Their work is as good as anyone's, and the person generally working for our community is excellent, but the board is concerned that we may not have the buy-in we need with the same people as in the past. We need fresh faces - somebody coming here for the first time.
I will be contacting a handful of firms that I know (and won't be contacting others). Any recommendations from The Throbbing Brain™? They should be convenient to Southeastern Wisconsin.