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VAN WERT - What types of businesses would you like to see in downtown Van Wert? Main Street Van Wert Inc. is looking for more opinions.

A second public workshop is set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hotel Marsh on Main Street. The workshop is part of the Downtown Planning Study. This workshop will summarize the design input from the first workshop and focus on the economics and business mix of downtown Van Wert.

This is a community workshop as part of the Downtown Plan currently underway. Poggemeyer Design Group, Main Street, and the City of Van Wert are working together to collect business and community input in an effort to set goals and to develop a type of roadmap for downtown.

This workshop is open to the public, with business owners and community residents encouraged to attend and participate. These studies and the resulting Downtown Plan are funded through a Tier 1 Planning Grant which was received by the City of Van Wert earlier this year from the Ohio Department of Development.