LandPlan Consultants has proposed several options for making Main Street more attractive, including planting more sidewalk trees and improving the area’s pocket parks. Other suggestions included installing a gateway marker at Latta/Asa Road, adding bicycle lanes on Main Street and creating space for outdoor seating and sidewalk cafes.
An informal consensus of the group indicated that many people favored planting more trees along Main Street and improving access for bicyclists. Other elements of the master plan will be decided later.
Franklin said his firm will come up with an overall concept for upgrading Main Street and detailed sketches, then present that information at a public meeting in late July.
“We’ll take your comments on these four different areas (of Main Street) today and give us ideas, make sure we’re going in the right direction,” he said. “And then the next time you see this, it will be from one end to the other. It will all be your proposed streetscape development for Main Street, Ada.”