The Midtown Improvement and Place-Making Project will hold its ribbon-cutting ceremony this Thursday, October 22nd, at 11:00 a.m. and everyone is invited! Please join Mayor Bloem, Council Members, and representatives of 4th Street businesses at the intersection of 4th Street and Montana Avenue to celebrate this event.
The three-phase project – a major revitalization effort – included enhancement of the midtown area. The first phase began at Foster Avenue and ended at Miller Avenue. The second phase started in late June and began at the alley north of Lakeside Avenue and proceeded north to Foster Avenue. The final phase started in late July and began from Miller Avenue north to Harrison Avenue.
Always on or ahead of schedule, the project, supported by the City of Coeur d’Alene, the Lake City Development Corporation (LCDC), and Local Improvement District (LID) funds, is an eclectic blend of specialty shops, restaurants and residences, paved intersections and public art, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks, and tree-lined streets.
By the way, one of the discussions going on over at the Spokesman's 'Huckleberries' blog is what bloggers like most about the 4th Street project. So far answers have ranged from the new bus shelters to the street trees and wider sidewalks. Take a look and voice your own opinion.