Downtown Walking Tour

To help kick off the Village’s streetscape improvement project, Village staff, the consultant team, and the Steering Committee did a walking tour to spark ideas and gain insights. Here are some general takeaways from the event:

  1. Increase opportunities for outdoor recreation and greenery, including outdoor restaurant seating, pocket parks, planters, and more green spaces. Consider amenities such as music and wi-fi and ongoing issues regarding maintenance and mature trees.
  2. Trade-offs were identified particularly around proposed improvements (bike facilities, expanded sidewalk space) versus adequate and accessible car parking.
  3. The streetscape should help current businesses thrive, reinforce past planning efforts, and support proposed development and redevelopment.

Have an idea? Add it to the list of ideas from past plans at YourMunicipal.com.

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