Street Plan Advances
Project Aims To Revive Area Near Bark Park
Posted: February 27, 2013 at 5 a.m.
The North Walton Boulevard enhancement plan made it through the City Council on its second appearance, laying groundwork for improvement to the struggling commercial corridor.
At A Glance
The North Walton Boulevard enhancement plan lays out a timeline for projects. Improvements include:
• Remove crumbling sidewalks and replace with 6-foot wide sidewalks and green space
• Construct a bicycle/pedestrian connection to the North Bentonville Trail at the Bark Park
• Increase the number of restaurants with table service
• Create a concentration of commercial activity at Tiger Boulevard and North Walton Boulevard with a transit stop and improved intersection
• Adopt design standards scaled to pedestrians and create a lively public realm
• Develop a public art theme specific to North Walton and identify artwork to install on traffic light utility boxes
• Improve overall landscaping and increase tree planting
Source: North Walton Boulevard enhancement plan
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