Downtown Beatrice Survey

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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BEATRICE DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION PROJECT UNDERWAY; STEERING COMMITTEE TO SEEK PUBLIC INPUT.

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The City of Beatrice is conducting a Downtown Revitalization Project-Phase I Program. The Program is being funded by the City and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development. 

The Downtown Phase I Program will produce a new “Downtown Plan” containing a list of priority improvements and both development and redevelopment projects for Downtown Beatrice, during the next seven to 10 years.  Projects could potentially focus on public infrastructure improvements, streetscape and beautification activities, building rehabilitation and facade improvements, business development and retention, pedestrian and vehicular safety, Downtown housing and the overall appearance of the Downtown.

A Beatrice Downtown Revitalization Steering Committee has been organized and charged with completing the new “Downtown Plan”.  The Plan will be completed within the next four months.  The Steering Committee includes a membership of Downtown advocates and stakeholders, including representatives of the City Council, Planning Commission, Board of Public Works, Community Redevelopment Authority, Beatrice Public Schools and Main Street Beatrice, as well as Downtown business and property owners.

The Steering Committee is being assisted by the team of the community planning and research consulting firm Hanna:Keelan Associates, PC. and the engineering and architectural firm Schemmer Associates.

In an effort to receive input into the “Downtown Plan”, the Beatrice Downtown Revitalization Steering Committee will be inviting the Beatrice public to complete a Downtown “Vision” Wants & Needs Survey

A separate Needs & Wants Survey will be distributed to Downtown business and property owners.  Both Surveys will be made available and distributed, beginning July 26, 2016.

The results of the Downtown “Vision” Wants & Needs Surveys and a preliminary list of Downtown projects will be presented at Downtown “Open House Meetings”, scheduled for late August.  Please watch the newspaper for the dates, times and locations of these.

For information and/or comments or questions regarding the Beatrice Downtown Revitalization Project-Phase I Program, please contact Gregory A. Butcher, City Attorney, City of Beatrice at 402.228.5211 or gbutcher@beatrice.ne.gov. 

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