After an extensive and robust public planning process asking the Xenia community as well as the larger Miami Valley community what THEY would like to see (and would patronize) in the Xenia Carnegie Library, the tabulations are in! Over 269 ideas were generated by the public from the series of "votes" during the Carnegie Make a Wish Campaign. These priorities take into account the weighted voting process on Wednesday at the 3rd and final Public Meeting Input session at the downtown Xenia Library, as well as the online campaign, and results from previous meetings. Xenia has spoken, and the top uses suggested for concept planning are:
1. Arts/Culture (by far and away!)
3. Food and Library/Research (tied for third)
Training and Education
(Training and Education usages were only 2 votes behind the 3rd place tie, and will be potentially explored with the concept planning.)
Stay tuned for the final presentation meeting/celebration which will be announced for late-September/early October where the historic architectural firm will present concept drawings, and conceptual probable costs.
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED!
Read some comments below on this public input process: