The city of Galesburg is in the early stages of a program that would upgrade the various municipal parking lots located throughout Galesburg’s central business district. Parking Lot D is the first of the downtown lots to go through this upgrade process. Parking Lot D is located in the block bounded by East Main Street on the north, South Chambers Street on the east, Mulberry Street on the south and South Seminary Street on the west.
The City has hired Peckham, Guyton, Albers & Viets, Inc (PGAV), a professional services firm recognized globally for providing architecture, destination design and urban planning services. PGAV has teamed with local engineering firm Bruner, Cooper & Zuck (BCZ) for their engineering and land surveying expertise.
The design process includes a public participation process to obtain input from the general public regarding the aesthetic appearance of the parking lot and design features that will be utilized in the project. PGAV has developed a Facebook page that will provide updates on the project process, scheduling of events, and an outlet for citizens to provide constructive comments and feedback. www.facebook.com/pages/Galesburg-Parking-Lot-D-Improvements/237856963022634 This link will also be available on the City website.
PGAV has also created an online visual preference survey for generating direct feedback on specific design issues and topics. This survey will be available until July 8, 2013 at www.surveymonkey.com/s/GalesburgParkingLotD_VPS This link will also be available on the City website.
The City is hosting a public open house to present schematic design concepts. The open house will be held on Wednesday, July 24, from 4-6 p.m. The City would like to encourage the community to attend this open house as we look forward to meeting with project stakeholders and addressing questions, comments and concerns. The open house will be held at Galesburg City Hall, 55 West Tompkins Street.
The comments and feedback voiced by the public through this process will be taken into consideration in the development of a final plan for approval by the City Council.