Downtown Bluffs improvements on the horizon

The Scottsbluff city council listened Monday evening was generally supportive of plans to make improvements to a section of the downtown area, but did not commit any money to the project for now.

The Downtown Redevelopment Committee wants to install awnings in the parking lot behind the 18th Street mini-park to assist those with the Farmers Market and other events.

Committee spokesperson Susan Wiedeman says they will likely begin doing what they can with the $40,000 they have on hand, hoping the city will provide money in their upcoming budget to complete the project.

Wiedeman says they will emphasize placing the 10' X 10' awnings sections designed by B & C Steel on and Cozad Signs on the south side initially to provide more shade.

Wiedeman says the committee is also working with the city street department and the downtown business district board to replace the aging parking lot signs with gateway signs and directional signs that also designate the public and private lots.

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