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Stevens Point community members want change


STEVENS POINT (WAOW)-- A Stevens Point group is determined to see change in the city.

They've got big ideas, but they say they need some help to make them a reality.

Stevens Point was recently ranked as one of the best small cities in America by

One group thinks the city can be even better.

"How do we make Stevens Point a more livable, prosperous community for everybody in the community," Tori Jennings, a ReVisioning Point leader, said.

Last year a group of neighbors took it upon themselves to start making a difference.

"We just started brainstorming ideas and around November we formed ReVisioning Point," said Jennings.

So far.. they have two main goals.

ReVisioning Point is talking about making the town a more bike friendly place, adding more bike parking and possibly a bike share program.

"The other is the redevelopment of North Division Street, " Jennings. "We think it's an incredible opportunity for the community and it could resolve some of the housing issues we are having."

Leaders say first they are having a conversation with the community. On Thursday, the group will hold their second official gathering, a walking meeting.

Jennings says together they plan on taking a walk trough North Division Street to talk about improvements.

"We all have a real love for Stevens Point, we all think this is a great place," said Jennings.

A great place they believe can become even greater.

The meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. Thursday night at the Stevens Point Area Convention and Visitors Bureau on Division Street.

To learn more about ReVisioning Point, Click Here.

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