Siloam Springs Presents Plans for City Development

Published 07/31 2014 05:11PM

Updated 07/31 2014 06:40PM

SILOAM SPRINGS, AR -- The city of Siloam Springs is holding public meetings on the final draft of it's master plan for future economic growth and development.

The first meeting was Thursday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. with a second meeting being held Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. The presentation was given by Victor Dover, principal of Dover, Kohl & Partners, and hosted by Main Street Siloam Springs.

The plan offers a roadmap of progression for the next 5 to 7 years, breaking down into five "Cornerstone Values":
1. Rebalanced Transportation: Road diets, intersection improvements, sidewalk connections, and efficient parking solutions.
2. Downtown Mix (Critical Mass): Restaurants, retail, convenience stores, grocery, services, and housing.
3. Healthy, Active-living Community: Fitness focus, quality parks, public spaces, trails, and connections.
4. Rehab, Reuse, Add: Preservation, post office, new library park, old library site, firehouse site.
5. Cultural Revival: Arts focus, restore springs sites, boost East Main.

You can read the full final draft of the plan here.

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