- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (AP) - If you’ve got ideas to improve downtown Jacksonville, Illinois, grab a pad and pencil.

A 15-year plan to revitalize the business district in the central Illinois city ends next spring. The commerce-boosting group Jacksonville Main Street will host a meeting Friday night for anyone with a vision and sturdy walking shoes.

The group’s executive director is Judy Tighe. She tells the (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports (https://bit.ly/1yzAUMc ) that a walking tour from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. will give residents a chance to identify areas for improvement in the downtown’s 44 square blocks.

Tighe expects to discuss issues such as lighting and parking.

The 15-year plan’s major goal was reversing a 1974 urban renewal project which restricted traffic and Tighe says created dark and dangerous places for pedestrians.


Information from: The State Journal-Register, https://www.sj-r.com

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