Centerville approves deal with businesses for $10M Uptown plan

This image shows plans for Centerville’s Uptown project from an aerial view. CONTRIBUTED

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This image shows plans for Centerville’s Uptown project from an aerial view. CONTRIBUTED

CENTERVILLE — The city has hired consultants for its Uptown plan, an estimated $10 million public investment.

Centerville City Council Monday night approved the hiring of civil engineering firm LJB Inc. and architect MKSK. The contract includes no more than $257,262 for the scoping, planning and design of the Uptown streetscape and parking improvements project, records show.

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The three-phased Uptown plan includes the architectural preservation district at the intersection of Franklin and Main streets.

The Uptown plan, according to the city, highlights focus on the following: improving walkability and reducing traffic congestion; improving parking; scheduling and organizing new events focusing on business development; developing branding; and increasing greenspace.

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