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Revitalizing Columbia’S Main Street
Revitalizing Columbia’S Main Street
Revitalizing Columbia’S Main Street
Revitalizing Columbia’S Main Street
Revitalizing Columbia’S Main Street
Revitalizing Columbia’S Main Street
Revitalizing Columbia’S Main Street
Revitalizing Columbia’S Main Street
Revitalizing Columbia’S Main Street
Revitalizing Columbia’S Main Street
Revitalizing Columbia’S Main Street
Revitalizing Columbia’S Main Street
Revitalizing Columbia’S Main Street
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Revitalizing Columbia’S Main Street

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Presentation on project--part of an outreach program in Columbia, IL

Presentation on project--part of an outreach program in Columbia, IL

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  • 1. Revitalizing Columbia’s Main Street Can you dig it?
  • 2. Streetscape Project
    • Objectives
    • Replace decaying infrastructure
    • Improve the aesthetics of Columbia’s principal business district
    • Reduce traffic speeds through city core
    • Encourage more pedestrian activity
    • Increase pedestrian safety
    • Increase ambient lighting
    • Support reinvestment on Main Street
  • 3. Streetscape Project
    • Project History
      • July 2005 Applied for funding (Phase I)
      • Aug. 2006 Funds allocated
      • March 2007 Began meetings with CPC
      • Dec. 2007 City Council decided lights style
      • April 2008 Preliminary plans due
      • May 2008 Applied for funding (Phase II)
      • Submitted design to IDOT
      • Dec. 2008 IDOT approved design
  • 4. Streetscape Project
    • Civic Progress Committee
    • Public Hearing – March 10, 2008
    • Results
    • Approved the Conceptual Plan
    • Asked for additional review of parking requirements
    • Okayed proceeding with construction
    • Endorsed applying for additional funding
  • 5. Streetscape Project Project Scope: 11 blocks – from Whiteside to Madison
  • 6. Streetscape Project
    • Project Scope
    • New curb, gutter and sidewalk
    • Stamped concrete edging along curb
    • Stamped brick crosswalk
    • Street trees every 50-100 feet
    • Ornamental lights every 50-100 feet
    • Pedestrian bump-outs
  • 7. Streetscape Project View when completed – looking north from Cherry & Main
  • 8. Streetscape Project
  • 9. Streetscape Project
    • Project Team
    • City of Columbia
    • Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Oates & Associates
      • Lead consulting engineer
    • BRiC Partnership
      • Electrical engineer
    • Lewisites
      • Landscape architects
  • 10. Streetscape Project
    • Funding
    • A moving target
    • Initial grant from Illinois Department of Transportation (ITEP)
    • Additional funds requested from ITEP
    • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (‘Stimulus’) funding
  • 11. Streetscape Project
    • Community Outreach
    • Keep public apprised of progress
    • Communicate, communicate, communicate
    • Mitigate negative impacts to Main Street property owners, merchants
    • Encourage reinvestment, renovation during and after construction
  • 12. Streetscape Project
    • Activities
    • Public forums
    • One-on-one meetings with business and property owners
    • Press releases
    • Newsletter
    • Direct phone access to contractor
    • Twitter feed
  • 13. Streetscape Project
    • Questions?

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