PLAINVIEW, TX (KCBD) - The City of Plainview held a special preview on Broadway Street between 7th and 8th Street this Saturday, to show residents the new streetscape plan for downtown Plainview.
City workers put out cones, markers, tape and other items to mark the areas that will be set apart for the updated street corner and mid-block bulb out areas.
Renovations include bench and seating areas with a bike rack, trees and shrubbery, brighter lighting, as well as mid-block cross walks with ADA compliant wheelchair accessible ramps.
Main Street manager Melinda Brown says that although this preview requires some creativity from the viewer, it gives Plainview citizens an idea of what to expect for their city streets.
“While you may need to use some of your imagination for what the completed project will look like, this ‘life size’ rendition will give citizens a sense of the difference the streetscape improvements will make to downtown,” said Brown.
City staff were on hand to answer questions, with renderings available for citizens to view.
Many Plainview residents and visitors know the brick streets that make up much of the downtown roadways, and while some will need to be removed to make way for the bulb out areas, as much as possible of the street’s iconic brick structure will be preserved.
With these new improvements, many hope this streetscaping will ease traffic concerns and increase safety while giving citizens a place to feel a part of the community.
For more information about the streetscape plan or the preview, contact Melinda Brown at 806.296.1119 or firstname.lastname@example.org.