NBCG was hired by regional engineering firm Olsson to facilitate public engagement for the Aggieville Redevelopment Project and parking garage. We organized a visioning process; created a project website; conducted community focus groups; developed, promoted and analyzed a community survey; and assisted with public meetings. 

Visioning Event

We kicked off the project with an open house-style visioning event, which allowed the public to provide input about specific amenities and features they'd like to see incorporated into Aggieville. Community members viewed visioning boards, indicated their preferences and visited with the design team.

Aggieville Vision to Reality Logo

Community Survey and Focus Groups

More than 4,600 Manhattan-area residents, military community members, Aggieville business and property owners, Aggieville neighborhood residents and Kansas State University students, faculty and alumni participated in our online survey, which explored possible enhancements that could be made to Aggieville in conjunction with the proposed garage. 

We continued to gather input with eight targeted focus groups; participants received invites by email, letter and postcard. 

Aggieville Online Survey ResultsFocus Group Postcard Invite

Our compiled survey results and focus group summaries gave the design team a solid understanding of the Manhattan community's overall vision for Aggieville.

Aggieville Survey Results
Aggieville Survey Results

Design Charette

The project concluded with a three-day design charette, during which designers worked on site, gathering input from business owners, the steering committee and focus group participants. 

Design Charette

This intensive “design-a-thon” included a community open house to gather public input on the concepts.

Finalized designs were then presented to the city commission, who decided to move forward with the plan.

We're excited to see Aggieville evolve! 

Aggieville Business District