Grandview Avenue Revitalization Project

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The City of Muscatine held an Open House was held on Thursday, February 8, 2018, to receive public input on the proposed Grandview Avenue Revitalization Project. This was the first of several meetings that will be conducted as the design of the corridor is finalized. Following are the boards and the full length photograph of the project area that was available for public inspection. On hand to answer questions were representatives from the City of Muscatine along with engineers from Bolton & Menk who are designing the improvements.

A second open house presentation of the project will be conducted in June. A time, place, and date have yet to be established for the presentation.

BACKGROUND

The proposed Grandview Avenue Revitalization Project includes roadway improvements on the 2.2 mile stretch of Grandview Avenue from Franklin Street to U.S. 61. This presentation was given at the public meeting on January 4, 2017 that was held in coordination with the Environmental Protection Agency and Stockwell Engineers.

The proposed project includes roadway improvements on the 2.2 mile stretch of Grandview Avenue from Franklin Street to U.S. Highway 61. This presentation was given at the public meeting for Grandview Avenue on January 4, 2017 that was held in coordination with the Environmental Protection Agency and Stockwell Engineers.

GREENING AMERICA'S COMMUNITIES

Making the Grandview Avenue Corridor Green and Complete

The city of Muscatine, Iowa, requested assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through its Greening America’s Communities Program to create a cohesive vision for Grandview Avenue, the city’s southern gateway. The city wants to transform this street and the surrounding corridor, rarely explored on foot, into a model for how to improve pedestrian  and cyclist safety and comfort; and use green infrastructure strategies such as swales, stormwater planters and permeable paving to manage stormwater runoff. As a part of this project, city staff members hope to make the Grandview Avenue corridor a more inviting entrance to the community and a more attractive neighborhood for economic development all while addressing stormwater and localized flooding concerns.