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Salina Surgical Hospital
Santa Stash 2017

Downtown Streetscape Open House Planned

KSAL Staff - September 24, 2017 9:30 am

An open house is planned to gather information and input into future Salina downtown renovations.

According to the City of Salina,  with the help of  HDR, Inc. they are moving forward with final design of the downtown streetscape improvements to turn the community vision into reality when construction begins in early 2018.

Concepts were presented to the public through a series of open houses and online surveys earlier this year. Since that time, the design team has been advancing refined concepts through design. T

The City will be hosting a public open house to update the public on progress to date and present the preferred final designs:

  • Tuesday, October 3, 2017
  • ‘4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Salina Art Center
  • 242 South Santa Fe

Attendees will be able to view updated streetscape plans that include details regarding overhead structures, public plazas, landscaping, corner monuments and other key project features. Information will also be available regarding the anticipated construction schedule, phasing and approach.

No formal presentation will be given and attendees may come and go at any time. The project team will be available to explain designs and gather feedback. Information regarding final designs will be posted on the City’s website following the meeting.

This project is also scheduled for discussion during the City Commission Study Session on October 9, 2017 at 2:30 PM.

Those interested in the project but unable to attend these meetings should contact Stephanie Rittershaus at HDR (402) 203-2976 or email at stephanie.rittershaus@hdrinc.com.
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Yancy Trostle

September 24, 2017 at 4:33 pm

Was this voted on? Did it get voted for? Or doesn’t this matter anymore in Salina ?

Rande AndTracy Repp

September 24, 2017 at 9:53 pm

If enough signatures are gathered on a petition, the entire river project could be placed on a ballot next election. A straight, legitimate, up or down vote at the ballot box would settle the controversy for good. The wording would have to be something like “A yes vote for this proposal means the city staff is allowed to coordinate with private individuals and organizations, spend public funds, and pursue the agenda of river renewal. A no vote means city staff are prohibited from engaging in any further public or private conversation related to river renewal, expressly prohibited from spending any public funds on river renewal, prohibited from engaging in any activity which could be reasonably construed as a river project under a different name, for a period of not less than 20 years.” Anyone interested in forcing the issue to a public vote?

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