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Councilors approve $75,455 cost for plan to improve downtown


January 20, 2021

THESE IMAGES from a revitalization plan created in 2003 for Sweet Home's downtown, depict ideas to make the commercial areas more inviting.

The City Council decided last week to move forward on a contract for a downtown streetscape and parking plan for Sweet Home.

"The intent behind this is that we want to make our downtown a much more pleasant place to be," Community and Economic Development Director Blair Larsen told councilors at the Jan. 12 meeting. "A place that is comfortable for pedestrians, for visitors, for residents."

This streetscape plan will include details about landscaping, benches and other street furniture, and other improvements intended to drive foot traffic, and therefore bring in more businesses.

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