Downtown Decatur Renovations

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Downtown Decatur Renovations

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  • Now

  • Phase I Water Street

    Phase II Central Park

    Main Street

    Lincoln Square

    Merchant St.

    Phase III Franklin Street

    Three Year Implementation

  • Improve resident and visitor impression

    Enhance street aesthetics and safety

    Make more pedestrian-friendly

    Maintain and attract business investment

    Increase on-street parking spaces

  • Expand areas for community events and activities

    New sidewalks and curbs

    New lighting

    More green space, trees, and flowers

    +/- 132 additional on-street parking spaces

    Proposed Enhancements

  • Goals

    Make all of Water Street 2-way traffic

    Develop a corridor identity

    Expand pedestrian spaces and improve safety

    Blend streetscape with Central Park offering visibility of the fountain and Transfer House

  • View of street corner looking northwest

  • Primary Goals

    Make Transfer House functional for local and tourist information

    Create new performance area

    Blend the surrounding streetscapes with the park

    Provide new places for social interaction and activities

  • View from Franklin Street looking west

  • View from Water Street looking north

  • View from North Park Street looking southeast

  • View from Water Street looking northeast

  • View of the fountain and Transfer House

  • Primary Goals

    Reroute truck traffic

    Limit number of traffic lanes

    Substantially increase on-street parking

    Improve pedestrian safety at street crossings

    Provide opportunities for outdoor dining

  • View of street corner looking northwest

  • Primary Goals

    Improve traffic and parking

    Create spaces for gatherings and events

    Enhance pedestrian shopping and dining experience

    Develop an identity for the area

  • View of a street closed for pedestrian use

    View of street roundabout

    View of a street gateway

    View of a street with festival lighting

  • Primary Goals

    Reroute truck traffic

    Limit number of traffic lanes

    Substantially increase on-street parking

    Improve pedestrian safety at street crossings

    Blend streetscape with Central Park offering visibility of the Transfer House

  • View of street corner looking northwest