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Nov
8
2016
City thanks residents for planning ideas
Taco Tec building, old rail depot, Main and 1st St., and 16th St. and 4th Ave.

The City thanks everyone who submitted responses for the #InfillYuma campaign during National Community Planning Month. Overall, the responses showed strong support for restoring and preserving Yuma’s historic buildings.

The City received 365 unique ideas for the four highlighted infill sites: the old rail depot, the “Taco Tec” building, and open parcels at 16th Street and 4th Avenue and Main Street and 1st Street. Responses came in through the online response form and on the poster display at City Hall. The most popular ideas are summarized here; a more detailed list of the responses can be found in this document.

The City received 365 unique ideas for the four highlighted infill sites. Responses came in through the online response form and on the poster display at City Hall. The ideas are nonbinding, as they involve private properties. Still, they could spark ideas among developers and property owners.

The responses also expressed a strong desire for more community uses such as community centers, farmers markets, museums, and parks. Additionally, there were several comments expressing demand for indoor recreational and entertainment facilities. In particular, several people commented about a skating rink or skate park.

Support for new development of mixed-use residential and commercial buildings was also apparent, particularly in the 4th Avenue and 16th Street area. Among the commercial development, many people would like to see more health-food grocers and popular chain restaurants in Yuma. The most frequently mentioned chain restaurants were Dave and Buster’s, Panera Bread, Cheesecake Factory, and P.F. Chang’s.