(MANHATTAN, Kan. – December 5, 2022) — The public is invited to provide input on upcoming Aggieville streetscape projects at 5:30 p.m. Monday, December 12 in the Commission Room at City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave.
The City of Manhattan is currently working with design consultants on plans for the next Aggieville infrastructure phases to improve streets, sidewalks, landscaping, and amenities, along with lighting and other underground utilities.
The public meeting on December 12 is an opportunity for community members to review and comment on draft design concepts, renderings, and potential amenities for the following projects currently under design, to include:
- 12th Street improvements from Laramie Street to Moro Street
- Laramie Street improvements from 11th Street to North Manhattan Ave.
- Pedestrian path between Rally House and Mr. Goodcents, just north of the Aggieville Parking Garage
This public meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. and end by 7 p.m. A short, formal presentation providing an overview of the design concepts and project timelines will be made at 5:45 p.m.
Aggieville Community Vision
A year-long process beginning in the spring of 2016 resulted in a comprehensive and cohesive planning document with a clear direction for future development and civic improvements in the Aggieville business district, addressing and balancing the needs and desires of the district and the Manhattan community.
The Aggieville Community Vision plan was adopted by the City Commission in 2017, guiding future development of Aggieville as a vibrant, historic, pedestrian-oriented urban district that offers diverse shopping, dining, entertainment, and residential opportunities to students, visitors, and the broader community.
In 2020, the City of Manhattan established a Tax Increment Finance (TIF) district to assist with funding future public improvements, which has led to the completion of such projects as the Aggieville Parking Garage, the 12th Street improvements between Bluemont Avenue and Moro Street, and the North Manhattan Avenue upgrades that currently are under construction.
More information about the Aggieville Community Vision can be found here on the City’s website.