Visioning Workshop GROW Kenneth City Goals to Revitalize Our Ward Kenneth City began as 340 acres of pasture land with 58th St. North serving as a foot path to 38th Ave. North. It was incorporated April 30, 1957 as a tax-free community of single family homes. Many of the town’s identifying features were built in the late 1950s into the 1960s. For example, Dixie M. Hollins High School opened its doors in September 1959. Winn Dixie opened in December that same year. Kenneth City Town Hall In recent years, some of the aging infrastructure has been addressed, but a look around town shows the age of many of the buildings, both commercial and residential. The major commercial corridors are showing their age, especially on 54th Avenue North. The recent economic recession plummeted our property values. Home values are very slowly creeping upwards, but condo values continue to fall and the overall look of the neighborhood is deteriorating. It is in Kenneth City’s best interest to work cooperatively with both residents and merchants to have a vision for revitalizing our community. It is our desire to GROW Kenneth City—not bigger, but better! Therefore, in 2012, the Kenneth City Council agreed to earmark funds generated from the Red Light Camera program for revitalization efforts. History The Red Light Camera Fund currently has approximately $650,000. We, as a community, we need to decide how we would like to spend these funds. How do we beautify our community to attract more businesses and increase our home values? Options will be presented today and you will each have a chance to vote for the items you believe will give us the most bang for our buck and lead us toward increased property values & an overall improved image for KC. Goals to GROW 62nd St & 49th Ave Opposite Dixie Project #1 – 54th Ave N Beautify Kenneth City’s Commercial Corridor: 1. Install (4) landscaped medians 2. Establish the entry points to Kenneth City with monument signs on both the east and west end. Project Cost – approx. $200,000 Project #2 – 54th Ave N @ 58th & 62nd Sts. Visually enhance and increase pedestrian safety Establish clearly marked pedestrian crosswalks at 58th St. and 62nd St. Project Cost - $100,000 Project #3 – 54th Ave N Visually enhance and increase pedestrian safety Enhance appearance and increase safety by installing decorative street lighting Photo taken from Sternberg Lighting Project Cost - $140,000 Project #4 – 54th Ave N Make major corridors more transit friendly 1. Install attractive bus shelters with seating and no advertisements. Bus shelter (image taken from http://www.duo-gard.com/project-gallery/bus-shelters/1433 Project Cost - $ PSTA Partnership ? • • • • Project #5 – Additional Parking Increase parking opposite Town Hall while retaining green space with reinforced grass paving Increases use of the park Does not increase impervious surface ratios or stormwater runoff Green building method Project Cost - $40,000 Project #6 – Sidney Colen Park Renovations • • • • • Rededicate Carl Schleck Park to Sidney Colen Memorial Park Create a new monument honoring the town’s founder Relocate Carl Schleck monument to a Carl Schleck Memorial Garden within the new design of the park Complete the walkways to nowhere” for consistent flow patterns and access to parking Update landscaping and irrigation Project Cost - $75,000 Project #7 – Lake Thomas Dock/Boardwalk • Handicapped accessible walkway leading to dock OR shoreline boardwalk Project Cost - $25,000 Project #8 – 46th Ave. East and West Greens • • • • Widened sidewalks Additional seating Decorative lighting Increased power outlets for festival usage or holiday lighting Project Cost - $125,000 Project #9 – Walking Paths • • • marked walking paths distances of 1 – 5 miles map directing to town features such as: - Lakes, playgrounds, businesses Project Cost - $15,000 DOH Funded ? • • • • Project #10 – Town Signage Establish our boundaries Welcome visitors and passers-through Help change the overall appearance of town Aids in rebranding the town To be located at: 1. 58th St (N & S) 2. 46th Ave (W) 3. 66th St (N & S) 4. 62nd St. (N & S) 5. Refresh historical signs Project Cost - $20,000 Project #11 – Baseball Field • Modernize baseball field • Remove backstop • Low rise, decorative fencing along 46th Ave. • Picnic tables Project Cost - $25,000 infrastructure • • • • Project #11 – Tennis & Basketball Courts Modernize courts Install tennis court backstop Reconfigure for multiple uses Portable skatepark Project Cost - $100,000 infrastructure Project #12 – Tennis & Basketball Courts • All-weather covers for both the basketball and tennis court Project Cost - $100,000 infrastructure • Project #13 – Spray Park Renovate bathroom, remove shuffleboard courts, install spray park Project Cost - $125,000 infrastructure Project #14 – DPW Murals Project Cost - $5,000 contest? Project #15 – Façade Grants Encourage businesses to improve their facades along 54th Ave N and 66th St. N Businesses could apply for $2,500 if they spend $5,000 or $750 if they spend $1,500 Works on 1st come, 1st served basis Project Cost - $30,000 over 2 years Kenneth City is a small town. How can we enhance the town’s appearance and give it that small town feel in a way that will encourage businesses to open here? Which of the projects presented will encourage property owners to beautify their properties so the whole town starts to look better? What do you want Kenneth City to look like?