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Sunday, February 8, 2009


WHEN: Thursday, February 12, 2009 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: 2929 Second Street

WHAT: A community meeting to discuss the upcoming street scape enhancement project on South Claiborne Avenue from Napoleon Avenue to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The project, which has a budget of $1.63 million, is funded by Community Development Block Grants.

A street scape is a public improvement project that will enhance the public area and trigger subsequent recovery and investment in surrounding neighborhoods. This development is designed to help create additional and continued private investment in the City's key recovery areas. The street scape is designed to benefit the surrounding neighborhood residents, business owners and visitors by providing amenities that contribute to economic vitality. Street scape projects enhance the area surrounding the actual roadway, but do not include roadway repair or reconstruction. The current scope of work for the project may include:
Sidewalk, bike way, driveway and other pedestrian surface walkway improvements
Traffic and pedestrian signalization and signage, Landscaping, Lighting, Public Art, Pocket park improvements, Minor utility modifications and improvements.

This community meeting is designed to offer local neighborhood residents the opportunity to provide input on the project and present any specific plans created by the community. For this community meeting, we ask that residents come prepared to voice their opinions on the design of this project.

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