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A master plan for the redevelopment of White Rock is at stake when the consultants hired by Los Alamos County meet with community members this week. Two more community forums in White Rock will give the consultants most of the input they need to craft a plan for the redevelopment of White Rock. The forums will be held at 6 p.m. both Wednesday and Thursday in the training room at the new White Rock fire station.Jay Renkens, planner for the firm Moore Iacofano Goltsman (MIG), said in aa recent phone interview that this week’s meetings are part of a series that will allow the company to see what the true community vision is for White Rock.“Just two meetings in 24 hours can change concepts to reality” is the theme of the two-day community charrette, which will be hosted by MIG and the county.“We’re very open to ideas from the community,” Renkens said, adding that local input will be considered throughout the entire planning process up until the plan is presented to council early next year. Renkens said that local participation would be the key to success of the master plan the consultants will create.He said that if community members create the vision for the town they want to see, they would take responsibility for seeing it through. “They’re going to hold the community leaders’ feet to the fire,” Renkens said.“We’ll be presenting an overview on Wednesday, but we want to progress beyond that,” Renkens said. “We have developed several scenarios, with a high level of detail, and we want to work with the public on Wednesday with where to focus our efforts.”He said that possible scenarios would include a business incubation site, and that he would seek White Rock’s input on whether there should be an affordable housing component. Renkens said that Wednesday’s and Thursday’s meetings would each have a different purpose, and that locals are encouraged to attend both meetings if possible. The consultants will meet on Thursday morning to incorporate ideas from Wednesday’s meeting into the plan.“By the end of Thursday night’s session, we’ll have a pretty good idea of the core plan,” Renkens said.MIG has partnered with Dan Guimond of Economic Planning Systems (EPS) to understand the existing economic conditions in the county, and has based many of the possible scenarios for development on the report from EPS.“We focus on the vision goals, but we’re also taking the economic realities into account,” Renkens said. A copy of the report is available on the project’s website, www.planningwhiterock.org.Renkens said that the master plan would include specific action items for the short term, as well as a vision that would reach 10-20 years into the future.“We’ve been engaging political leaders on creating a targeted implementation strategy, a blueprint for staff.”In addition to meeting twice with the public, the consultants have also scheduled two meetings with the steering committee, which is comprised of people from all segments of the White Rock community. There will be an activities corner for kids at both meetings, so busy parents can attend.For more information, contact Anita Barela in Community Development at 662-8006.