The City and Chamber of Commerce collaborated several years ago to identify a "corridor improvement plan." The plan identified 6 major entrance corridors to the city. The North 4th Avenue corridor is 1 of those major entranceways. The plan calls for each of the entranceways to undergo substantial improvements to include sidewalks, landscaping and street trees. The recommended plan for North 4th Avenue generally extends the development concept of sidewalk, grass and street trees utilized on the West Lewis and East Lewis Street enhancement projects.
Conceptual sidewalk and landscape plans were developed and neighborhood meetings were conducted on November 22, 2005, December 13, 2005 and April 4, 2006 to explain both the project and the process to the property owners. The plans were revised to incorporate many of the comments generated during the neighborhood meetings.