Current Projects


Haywood Street Streetscape

This project will include sidewalk rehabilitation, street resurfacing, stormwater improvements, sanitary sewer improvements, and the sourcing, siting and installation of various street amenities informed by public input.

 

Haywood Street Temporary Uses

A temporary public art project was developed by a committee of community members including representatives from the Haywood Street Advisory Team, Downtown Commission and Public Art & Cultural Commission.

 

Downtown Master Plan Updates

The Master Plan Updates will help address concerns about management of public spaces, enhancement of community character and expanded options for place-making.

 

Haywood Street Temporary Uses

The City has opened 33 Page Avenue and 68 Haywood Street for public use. 68 Haywood Street is available for Outdoor Special Event use and for Mobile Food Vending.

 

 


Updated 12/10/2019

 


 

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