Several citizens attended a meeting last night in Valentine to discuss the next steps in the planned Valentine Main Street renovations. Other individuals participated by video conference. The meeting was a follow up to the Main Street Vision 2022 workshop that was held in early October.
Mark Kovar, District Engineer for the Nebraska Department of Transportation, gave an update on what the department has been discussing on the construction project, which is scheduled for 2021 and 22. The Department is trying to outline a plan for the least impact on local businesses and residents. They plan to work with local residents on design and other aspects of the project.
Those attending identified three areas to focus on as the project moves forward:
1) Street Design
2) Retail Strategy and Economic Development
3) Creative Placemaking and Beautification
There will be future public meetings to allow more public input. The next meeting will be January 22nd at 6 pm at Mid Plains Community College. For more information contact Mike Burge at 402-376-6842.