Residents offer input on downtown Ocoee

West Orange Times – Residents offered suggestions as a starting point for the revitalization of downtown Ocoee.

It was Pete Sechler, of GAI Consultants, who summed up the significance of the Ocoee community coming together March 14 for a public meeting on the future of the city’s downtown.

“The cities that I’ve worked in that have really renewed themselves, rediscovered themselves, there was a specific moment in time where everybody came together to start thinking in a longer-range, higher-altitude way about their community and what they really value,” said Sechler. “There’s a process to do the plan, and you have to work out the implementation and the funding, build things — but it always starts with one particular moment in time. And I think tonight is that moment for Ocoee.”

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