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City leaders, public get first look at downtown plan

 

March 31, 2021

LOCAL RESIDENT Chuck Thompson, center, makes a point to city engineer Joe Graybill as they view a streetscape at the planning meeting.

City Council and Planning Commission members met last week to discuss the plan for Sweet Home's downtown, and heard from members of the public in the process.

Blair Larsen, the city's community and economic development director, said the purpose of the March 25 meeting was to "kind of kick off the public process for our downtown streetscape and parking plan."

"Streetscape," he noted, is simply landscaping – "the stuff we can take care of" in the public right-of-way in the area between the junction of Highway 228 and 15th Avenue. Elements of a streetscape plan could include trees, lighti...



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