College students to present ideas for rebuilding Cordova
by JENNIFER COHRON
Jul 25, 2012 | 1912 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cordova residents will have an opportunity Thursday night to see concepts for several rebuilding projects that college students have been working on this summer.

A design presentation led by several members of Auburn University’s Master Program of Integrated Design and Construction will be held at City Hall beginning at 6 p.m.

Last month, the students discussed their ideas for a new grocery store, fire station, library and City Hall with a group of community leaders during a similar presenation at Cordova First Baptist Church.

Lauren Vance, a VISTA assigned to Cordova to assist with long-term recovery from the April 27, 2011, tornadoes, said the designs are useful even though they are not final plans for rebuilding.

“These are just concepts for us to look at, but I think they are a wonderful tool to get our creative juices flowing and really push us into the future,” Vance said.

Vance added that the students have gone above and beyond the expectation of their professors in an effort to help create a brighter future for the city.

They spent their time not only putting their own ideas on paper but also interviewing local residents, walking the streets of the city and researching its storied history.

“I think they really listened to what Cordova needs and wants and pushed us just enough so we could really see what was possible,” Vance said.