Starkville is likely to pursue grants and other outside funding sources to help improve Highway 182’s infrastructure after many participants of recent redevelopment meetings said the corridor’s lack of bike lanes and suffering aesthetics are the corridor’s main weaknesses.
Planners with the Alabama- and Tennessee-based firm Farmer Morgan LLC announced Wednesday they’ll complete a Highway 182 redevelopment and marketing initiative by the end of September.
Starkville officials, planners and business developers are set to pitch ideas about how to draw new businesses to the Highway 182 business corridor in a public meeting scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Several strategic city planning objectives have been met while other goals set at the time continue to be addressed.
Columbus councilmen have consolidated the offices of city planning and federal programs into one department and named city planner Christina Berry to lead it.
Columbus councilmen voted to table a proposal from commercial consulting firm Retail Strategies after Mayor Robert Smith suggested that elected officials discuss the idea with the Golden Triangle Development Link.
Columbus councilmen will likely vote today for the city to enter into a three-year contract with a consulting firm that will recruit retail to city.
Starkville aldermen created a new city position last week, a move that reflects the city’s anticipation of high turnover associated with numerous employees reaching state retirement-eligible statuses through 2017.
The third and final public meeting designed to inform the public about the preparation of a joint land use study was held Tuesday at the Caledonia YMCA building.
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