City core fixup plan approved

By GAYLE COULTER State Journal Staff Writer Published:

A wish list of what downtown Frankfort needs to be more appealing transportation-wise was approved Wednesday by members of the city's Streetscape committee.

Following two recent public hearings, members of the committee modified its original plan a bit based on citizen input and approved a draft of an application for a Renaissance Kentucky grant for transportation enhancement.

Funds for a list of $791,792 worth of improvements will be requested in the city's application which includes adding or replacing sidewalks and creating pedestrian crossings, adding additional lighting in the area, installing new trash receptacles, landscaping and the cost of design and project management. The list also includes an estimated cost of $189,137 for burying utilities for the new lights.

The plan calls for enhancing transportation in the historic or core business area of downtown Frankfort which includes the 100 and 300 block of West Main and the pedestrian crosswalk at Madison, the 100 and 200 block of St. Clair and both sides of the 400 block of Broadway.

If granted, the Renaissance funds would provide 80 percent of the cost with a 20 percent match from the city. This marks the city's fourth application for Renaissance funds to complete Phase III of the Streetscape project.

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