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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

Project Timeline

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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Good for Mary Baggett. The people on NW 5th Street need to let go of the notion that they live on a cul du sac. They need to talk to residents on Jonathan and SE 5th where dead end streets were extended to tie in with SE 15 and Moberly respectively. The world did not come to an end. In fact, travel became much easier for those folks to leave their neighborhoods. As someone who lives near SE 5th Street, I wish they had done it 5 years sooner. It has made my travel much more efficient.

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February 27, 2013 at 2:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )