The North Liberty Downtown Revitalization Plan addressed pedestrian safety, accessibility, and beautification of North Liberty’s central downtown area. The plan required
- Replacing outdated light fixtures and overhead wiring with ornamental pedestrian lighting
- Installing in-ground electrical connections for festival vendor stations
- Installing new concrete sidewalks with decorative accent paving
- Replacing curbs and sidewalk ramps
The Plan also addressed the replacement of water service laterals; underground vault modifications; and site furnishings such as planters, benches, bicycle racks, trash receptacles, and drinking fountains. Sensitivity to the downtown context was stressed throughout the design process and all streetscape improvements and features were reviewed and confirmed through public input.
The project received funding through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) in addition to local funds. Professional services included topographic survey, preparation of design plans and construction documents, coordination with the grant administrator and INDOT, bid phase assistance, and construction administration with periodic observation.