The city of Galesburg is in the early stages of a project that would provide for the design and implementation of streetscape improvements along East Main Street between Interstate 74 interchange and Michigan Avenue.
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 streetscape along the East Main Street corridor, particularly near the Interstate 74 interchange, is the first experience many travelers and visitors experience when entering Galesburg. Therefore, it is important the community has input on the look of the streetscape and the message they want to send visitors. The design process includes a public participation process to obtain input from the general public. 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/GalesburgEastMainStreetProject 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/GalesburgEastMainStreet_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.