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BELOW ARE COMMENTS MADE FROM THE INITIAL STAKEHOLDER MEETING HELD ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

AESTHETICS:

  • Simple, clean landscape

  • Mass color for flower beds

  • Daily trash and curb cleanup

  • Capitol lights on every night

  • Streetscaping

  • Large trees, shade producing

  • Parking space for RocknB Horse Carriage

  • Overgrown shrubs at crosswalks

 

PARKING AND TRAFFIC:

  • Reinforcement of parking/permits

  • Two way traffic on college & state street

  • Increase parking

  • Slow down traffic

  • Remove inner lane & medians around square

  • Better signage

  • WKU bus to make circle around square & stops

  • Speed bumps/signage/enforcement for pedestrians

  • Add handicap spaces in front of CRI building at their request

  • Increase of homelessness

  • Gazebo in park

  • No smoking in park

  • Replace the trees that have been removed, very hot in buildings all year round without trees.

  • Public restrooms

  • Downtown not family friendly

WALKABILITY:

  • Reduce clutter of objects (signs, trash cans, cigarette containers)

  • Wayfinding

  • More cross walks on Main Ave

  • Well-lit sidewalks

  • Uneven pavement

 

SAFETY SUGGESTIONS:

  • Clean sidewalks, curbs & gutters

  • Lighting for nightscape

  • Crosswalks to cross College & State streets

  • Crosswalk signage

  • Visibility at crosswalks

  • Handicap friendly

  • Fix broken sidewalks

  • Presence of bicycle cops

  • Enforce speed limit

 

OTHER:

  • Increase of homelessness

  • Gazebo in park

  • No smoking in park

  • Replace the trees that have been removed, very hot in buildings all year round without trees.

  • Public restrooms

  • Downtown not family friendly

BELOW ARE COMMENTS MADE FROM THE INITIAL STAKEHOLDER MEETING HELD ON JANUARY 12, 2017

 

AESTHETICS:

Cigarette butts, litter, keep sidewalks clean, new equipment (like used at Oxford, MS), Pretty hanging lights like they have at the “kissing bridge”, classic Christmas décor like the City did in the early 1900’s.

 

PARKING AND TRAFFIC:

Need better designated parking, eliminate multiple merge lanes/single route around square, slant one-way parking requiring backing into spaces (safer departure), 2 way State and College, additional spaces for parking at State and College.

 

WALKABILITY:

Trip hazards and incorporate wayfinding signage.

 

SAFETY SUGGESTIONS:

Blind spots near walkways (overgrown/large vegetation) hide pedestrians, fix bricks all around Square, pedestrian refuge islands for crossings, repaint the curbs and crosswalks, lighting.

 

OTHER:

Small Business incentives to keep in business, use corner building at Park Row and College, need grocery store, what does the sign “no smoking except special events” mean, reduce unnecessary signage, reduce naming rights with the small tombstones (jumbled, trip hazard, busyness), need public restrooms.

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