The Downtown Action Plan is a report prepared by a consultant to remodel the look and feel of downtown. There are many good aspects of the proposal. There are three that residents are questioning:
The overall cost is now estimated to be over $14 Million Dollars.
Many argue that Broadway could use more immediate help than Forest Avenue. Why not start there? Most residents like the current low-key, welcoming scale, and look and feel of Forest Avenue. If we like what happens to Broadway then we can consider Forest Avenue later?
The plan calls for removing most of the trees on Forest Avenue. That is too dramatic of a change. If the consultant convinces us that we need newer and better-looking trees, then can we stagger the replacement of them over a 10 year period so we can keep some of the shade we currently enjoy there?
Go to the LRF LIBRARY page to read more about the Downtown Action Plan