The input from the recent charrette on the development of the railroad property will be presented to the public at the Fort Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.


The public can get a glimpse of the future of Taft’s downtown on Wednesday when the city and the Local Government Commission hold a 90 minute workshop to discuss the results of a three-day charette held earlier this month.

The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Historic Fort Auditorium. Both city officials and the LCG will be on hand to present the results of the charette, which included meeting with city officials, businesses, developers and a public discussion.

All the discussion centered on the best way to develop the 46-acre strip of land the city recently purchased from the Union Pacific Railroad. Different proposals for the best way the land should be used were presented and discussed at the charette and public meetings.

Light refreshments will be provided.

The meeting will be preceded at 5 p.m. by a public discussion of the city’s general plan update.