ST. CLOUD - This is the week a Chicago firm will be in town, helping St. Cloud find it's unique identity.

The city is developing a unified community vision, with the help of the firm The Lakota Group.

There are several ways to share your input:

-- There's a community open house in Sartell on Thursday from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Caribou Coffee in Coborn's.  There's another open house on Thursday from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. at the St. Cloud Public Library.

-- You can also stop at the pop-up office site in downtown St. Cloud  at 820 St. Germain Street on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

-- Drop boxes for input will also be at the St. Cloud Public Library, City Hall, and Whitney Center.

-- You can also use social media to give your feedback.
St. Cloud Placemaking website

-- The St. Cloud City Council will also hold a special meeting on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. to discuss the placemaking initiative.

The ultimate vision may include public art, plazas and streetscape improvements, increased river access, etc.