Public input invited for Loomis downtown planning

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A downtown planning meeting has been called by the Town of Loomis, which hopes to draw comments from business and property owners. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at the Loomis Train Depot. According to Mayor Walt Scherer, one of the main topics of the meeting will be the newly acquired acreage along the railroad tracks from the Blue Goose to the High Hand fruit sheds. The process for developing a plan for the 10.5 acres will be discussed. How The Village at Loomis, the future development behind the Raley’s shopping center, can be incorporated into downtown planning is also on the night’s agenda. Preliminary planning to celebrate the town’s 25th anniversary, as well as promotion of Loomis businesses, will also take place. “We want to know your ideas for making Loomis a location where people want to be and to do business,” Scherer said. Reservations are not required to attend the meeting. However, it will help the town provide adequate seating and refreshments if those planning to attend call town hall at 652-1840. This downtown planning meeting is in addition to previously announced town workshops at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, dealing with the treatment of lands adjacent to waterways and creeks; and the all-day Saturday, Feb. 7, workshop about The Village at Loomis. Both of these workshops are also scheduled to take place at the Loomis Depot.