The first meeting in January invited residents to identify assets and constraints of the downtown area’s status quo. At that meeting, the engineering company presented a consolidation of those findings to the City Council and residents.
In January, Jane Ross of the engineering company said one of the first priorities for revitalizing the downtown area would be to properly announce its presence along U.S. 280.
Since the last downtown revitalization meeting, the city has been awarded nearly $300,000 through the Alabama Department of Transportation 2009 Transportation Enhancement program for downtown revitalization, and another $250,000 to replace existing traffic lights on Alabama 76 at Eighth Avenue and Ninth Avenue downtown.
Based on these recent grants, engineers from Goodwyn, Mills and will present their latest developments at the July 21 meeting.
Mayor B.J. Meeks said it is critical for all downtown property owners and stakeholders to participate, as well as citizens from other areas of the city.
For more information on the upcoming meeting, contact the mayor’s office or city clerk at 256-378-5521.