The Downtown Revitalization Plan addressed pedestrian safety, accessibility and beautification of North Liberty’s central downtown area. Outdated light fixtures and overhead wiring were removed and replaced with ornamental pedestrian lighting; in-ground electrical connections were installed for festival vendor stations; new concrete sidewalks with decorative accent paving were installed; and curbs and sidewalk ramps were replaced.
The Plan also addressed 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.
Funding for the Project was received 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.