The city of Kingman will hold a virtual public hearing at 5:30 p.m. local time on Dec. 16 about its Downtown Infrastructure Design Project.
Signals Arizona reports about the proposed project:
The City of Kingman has a vision to revitalize the downtown area by improving the walkability and aesthetics for residents, merchants, and visitors while maintaining the historic character of Kingman. This will translate into a safe, attractive, comfortable complete street that connects bicyclists, pedestrians, and vehicular users to several destinations along Beale Street between First Street and Sixth Street with connections to Historic Route 66.
The proposed project improvements will address infrastructure gaps and deficiencies by upgrading the pedestrian environment with compliant sidewalk, ramps, and driveways per Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. The improvements will also include landscaping, wayfinding, street furniture, and other site amenities within the existing right-of-way. All these features contribute to the project placemaking resulting in development of a downtown theme and identity.
More about the project can be found at this website and this video:
Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting will take place in the Zoom videoconferencing platform and would allow for limited public access. All requests to speak over the phone must be submitted by 1 p.m. local time Dec. 15 by emailing [email protected]
They hope to have a final design on the project by August.
Beale Street, a prominent part of downtown, never was Route 66 but remains intrinsically linked to the historic highway because it’s only a block away.
(Artist’s rendering of the proposed improvements to downtown Kingman, Arizona)