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ABOUT: PROJECT VISUALS FROM DECEMBER 12, 2017 PUBLIC MEETING

Phase 2: Downtown Square Project

Bowling Green Downtown Streetscape Project Public Meeting Comments

Fountain Square Block

  • Increased parking

  • Love reverse angle parking.

  • Remove merge lanes.

  • Keep pull in parking.

  • Remove yield lanes.

  • The “Café” at the end of the park would just become an area for panhandling.

  • Love the “Café” option but please do not eliminate more Fountain Square Park trees.

  • Maybe put “Café” seating where the old trees were already cut?

  • Need trees-green space.

  • Make sure parking is available and clearly marked where it is okay to park for events.

Heritage Trail

  • Enhanced landscaping

  • “B” pavement patterns with “C” wavy path. More interactive/arts focused.

  • Prefer wide versions (“wavy” is best)

  • Work hard on making “continuation” across 8th (past the Steamer’s dumpster) very clear to the walker.

  • Information stations and directory of businesses/services.

  • Love the idea of a tree screen to hide parking.

  • Prefer serpentine style walk.

College and State Streets

  • Bike lanes

  • Concerned about bump out trees taking up much needed parking.

  • Symmetry and safety changes are good.

  • Bike lanes need commitment to be all of State and College to be viable.

  • Three blocks of bike lanes doesn’t make sense. Where is anyone going?

  • Clear walkways and bike lanes.

  • Consistent and predictable traffic patterns and one ways clearly marked.

Morris Alley

  • Improved lighting.

  • String lights to improve safety aspect.

  • New grass

  • Mandolin neck.

  • Yellow, softer lighting. No white lights.

  • Prefer guitar-style pavers and string/suspended lights (Option )

  • Recycling stations and trash containers.

Overall Project

  • Parking, parking, parking.

  • Like the design of the park but very disappointed in lack of additional parking spots.

  • Exciting to see love for a more walkable downtown with creativity and education/exploration.

  • Move “Café” area on Option C to College St. side – near Spencer’s Coffee Shop which is typically crowded already.

  • Way too much “Café” seating allowed in downtown already.

BELOW ARE VISUAL ELEMENTS USED TO PROVIDE AN OVERVIEW OF THE DOWNTOWN SQUARE STREETSCAPE.