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Date:
July 9, 2019
Media Contact:
Ernie Castillo, Urban Development, 402-441-7855
Collin Christopher, Planning, 402-441-6370

Public Input Sought on West "O" Streetscape Project

Project workshop set for Thursday

The public is invited to a workshop for the West "O" Streetscape Project, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 11, at the Zipline Brewery, 2100 Magnum Circle, Suite 1. City staff and design consultants will be available to gather input and answer questions about the project. No formal presentations are planned.

West "O" Street has long been identified by the City as a significant entryway corridor needing improvements. In 2013, initial enhancements were made to the streetscape, highlighting the entryway's historic significance as part of the Detroit-Lincoln-Denver Highway. The improvements included an interpretive plaza near Third and "O" streets, median plantings east of Highway 77, and decorative lighting, banners, and street trees east of Highway 77 and between Sun Valley Boulevard and the Harris Overpass.

The project will address both aesthetic and functional corridor improvements to set the stage for additional private reinvestment. Improvements may include street trees and landscaping, gateway and monument elements, public art, sidewalk and trail connections, public transit facilities, crosswalks, site furnishings, and banners or other branding enhancements. The project boundaries extend from the Harris Overpass to Northwest 56th Street, with emphasis on the Sun Valley Boulevard, Highway 77. and Northwest 48th Street intersections.

For more information on the project and the workshop, contact Ernie Castillo, Urban Development Department (402-441-7855, ecastillo@lincoln.ne.gov), or Collin Christopher, Planning Department (402-441-6370, cchristopher@lincoln.ne.gov).

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