Ducktown eyes Streetscape Plan
Article Author: Joe Gaskill
The City of Ducktown held a public hearing and City Planning Commission meeting Thursday, October 17th at 6 P.M. The public hearing was hosted to hear public concerns or suggestions on the plans for the Transportation Alternatives Grant the City recently received. Besides City Planning Commissioners, there were no additional public audience and the $256,000 dollar grant will be used for the previously proposed purpose of the reconstruction of Phase one on Main Street Sidewalks. The Grant received by the city is an 80% / 20% split between grant and city funds and the total cost to the City is estimated at $64,000.
The City Planning Commission also met in order to address the proposal of securing another grant in order to construct the final phase of the project, which is the remaining section of the sidewalks on Main Street intersecting with Vine Street. Phase two would finish the proposed project and Regional Planner Jordan Clark with the Southeast Tennessee Development District, stated that receiving another grant to finish the project would be needed. The Commission was in support of applying for the Tennessee Enhancement Grant and gave the go ahead to do so.
Clark also provided a Street Scape Master Plan of the entire project to the Commission. The Overall plan includes the replacement of both sidewalks along Main Street from Highway 68 to Vine Street, replacement of storm drains, provides new street lights, handicap ramps, parallel parking, and decorative stamped asphalt for the parking area in front of City Hall.
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