Streetscape improvements were identified as one of the top urban renewal funding priorities within the Riverfront-Downtown Urban Renewal Area during a series of 12 focus group meetings in 2016. A community work group worked with the Urban Development, Public Works, and Community Development Departments to develop a scope of work for consulting efforts.
The Downtown Streetscape Plan was unanimously approved by the Urban Renewal Agency on April 22, 2019.
A month-long pilot project was installed May 4 through June 3, 2020 and residents provided project feedback via an online survey.
Future downtown streetscape projects include permanent mid-block landscape areas to visually narrow the roadway, to calm traffic and provide green landscape buffers between sidewalk users and traffic