MUSCATINE, Iowa – The City of Muscatine invites all citizens to a public meeting on the 2nd Street Revitalization Project that is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2020. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in the City Council Chambers of Muscatine City Hall.
“We are about 10 percent complete with the design,” Gregg Mandsager, Muscatine City Administrator, said. “Usually we do not hold public meetings until a project is 40- to 50-percent complete but we join with the City Council in the belief that this is the appropriate time to introduce this project, which could significantly enhance the downtown area, to the public.”
The project plans include concrete replacement, an asphalt overlay, or full depth patching of 2nd Street from Mulberry Avenue to Pine Street, along with sidewalk replacement and work on the side streets from 2nd Street to Mississippi Drive. Improvements to storm water drainage, enhanced walkability with greenscapes and areas for social interaction, and ensuring ADA compliance are also among the goals for the project.
“A successful downtown means a successful community,” Mandsager said. “And with that we want to create a greater sense of place for the downtown area while also bringing certain aspects (i.e., greenscapes, seating areas, period lighting, etc.) of the Mississippi Drive project to 2nd Street.”
The meeting will be led by representatives from the engineering firm of Bolton & Menk who will have some basic concepts available for public inspection.
All citizens are encouraged to attend this meeting, view the concepts, ask questions, and provide suggestions as the design phase of the project moves forward.