The Yorkville Economic Development Committee discussed different ways the city could implement tactical urbanism in the future at their meeting on Tuesday night.
As part of a vision for the future of the City of Yorkville, implementing tactical urbanism is included as a long-term goal in both the 2016 Comprehensive Plan and the Downtown Overlay District.
Senior Planner Jason Engberg explained the concept.
Some ideas that were brought up at the meeting were a beach box along the river, life-size chess to be located near the bridge and concrete cornhole to be located near the Van Emmon Activity Center.
Engberg says the city has $2,500 set aside to potentially implement the projects.
Alderman Joel Frieders gave feedback on the ideas.
Frieders additionally spoke about a mural his friend painted on the side of a bakery in Aurora and how it's become a "location to tag" in the city.
Alderman Ken Koch asked if the life-sized chess pieces could potentially be stored away overnight. City Administrator Bart Olson said that was something staff would discuss.
Lisa Wolancevich of Yorkville suggested the possibility of life-size Monopoly as a possible tactical urbanism project, and alderwoman Jackie Milschewski brought up life-size Twister.
Olson said that following the feedback from committee that staff would try to figure out how to potentially implement all three of the projects that were presented.