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City to hold public meeting on new downtown plan Oct. 28

The City of Morris will host a meeting to inform the public of a new Downtown Plan on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the Morris Municipal Building.
The City of Morris will host a meeting to inform the public of a new Downtown Plan on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the Morris Municipal Building.

MORRIS — The city of Morris has announced that a public meeting will be held at the Morris Municipal Building, 700 N. Division St. in Morris, in the City Council Chambers, Room 1107, at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28 to inform the public that the city recently adopted a new downtown plan to guide continued improvements. Residents who have not had a chance to review the plan can view it at enhancedowntownmorris.com/2020/09/15/downtown-master-plan-adopted.

One of the key recommendations was to enhance the public streetscape, particularly along Liberty Street and along gateways into the downtown area from Route 47. Preliminary plans call for enhancements to key intersections, decorative lighting and other improvements designed to enhance the pedestrian environment.

The city is preparing a grant application to the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program to seek funding assistance to implement portions of the plan. Members of the community are invited to share their thoughts and ideas regarding this opportunity.

The meeting will include a short presentation of the proposed plans and grant process and an opportunity for the community to ask questions and provide input.

Those in need of accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding will receive assistance at no cost from city staff. Call the Morris City Clerk’s office at 815-942-4026 at least 48 hours before the scheduled public hearing to request accommodations.

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