What are Charrettes? A Charrette Discussion is an open-ended and collaborative series of grass-roots planning session where a cross section of the public is sought to provide insight and input on community building programs and activities. Most importantly, a Charrette allows everyone who participated to be a mutual author of the vision of what Lorain can be in the next 20 years and how they may help to make that vision a reality.

The first Charrette meetings were held in March of 2017 which sparked a number of new summer projects in Lorain! The second set of meetings were held in September 2017 where five major themes were identified:

  • Active Transportation
  • Arts & History
  • Downtown/Broadway Redevelopment
  • Lakefront/Waterway Development
  • Youth Outreach

At the followup November meeting, participants broke into groups for each category and brainstormed ideas. Each group has scheduled followup meetings to carry out the ideas generated from these meetings. If you would like to become involved contact Lorain Proud today!