Reimagine West Howard holding additional public meeting on June 27

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 27, 2017

Photo provided by the city of Decatur

Residents who couldn’t make it to the public input meeting for the Reimagine West Howard project will have another chance on Tuesday, June 27.

Assistant City Manager David Junger said there will be an additional meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Public Works facility located at 2635 Talley Street in Decatur. City Manager Peggy Merriss said the meeting, which has not been publicly advertised, was targeted at residents in the Olympic Place and Mead Road area who couldn’t make last week’s meeting. It is open to anyone who would like to attend, Merriss said.

The project, which involves improvements on West Howard Avenue from Paden Circle to North McDonough Street, will address concerns about pedestrian and bicycle safety on the road. The city’s Community Transportation Plan identified West Howard Avenue as a city corridor. The goal is to have more people walking and biking along the PATH trail, Atlanta Avenue, Howard Avenue and College Avenue. The improvements are also intended to “increase the frequency of people walking to and from downtown and neighborhoods to the south and southwest of downtown.”

Merriss said the concepts presented at last week’s meeting “is an initial first draft.”

“We expect there will be changes and modifications as we work with neighbors,” she said.

For more information about the project, click here.

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