City Council hears Court Street Corridor Masterplan

Olsson Studio of Lincoln presented the Court Street Corridor Master Plan at the Beatrice City Council meeting on Monday evening.

Associate Landscape Architect Austin Vachal and Technical Leader in Engineering of Nebraska Roadways Jon Olsen presented the plan to the council.

There have been two previous stakeholder meetings were held in Beatrice in March and May of 2023 to gain input from the public. The plan was based on the 2011 concepts that were developed, but never materialized.

Vachal noted there were five objectives:  

– Help retain and attract businesses to the corridor.

– Project a welcoming image to visitors.

– Support an active downtown.

– Create a comfortable pedestrian environment.

– Improve on-street parking.

“Throughout the process, with every decision that we made we kept those five fundamental things in our mind,” he said.

The maps and documents presented indicate the site stretches from Second Street to Eighth streets on Court and is referred to as the corridor.

The plan notes that due to the current routing of Highway 136 the character of Court Street and the scope of pedestrian improvements are limited due to the highway design standards and regulations.

 Landscape Architecture 

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