LIVINGSTON — The city of Livingston kicks off a major six-day community effort Thursday to improve the Winton Parkway-Highway 99 Interchange and create a visitor- and shopper-friendly Main Street corridor through downtown.
It begins with a community meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Livingston City Council Chambers, 1446 C St.
Highlights of the six-day effort will include an all-day "Tactical Urbanism Happening" on Saturday along downtown Main Street.
During the festivities, participants can restripe Main Street in bright, attractive colors, temporarily extend sidewalks and close Main Street to create a more walkable, bike-friendly community, as well as create civic art, according to a press release.
Jodie Sackett will lead that event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in front of the council chambers.
Later Saturday, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., California architects, urban designers, planners and economic development professionals will hold a panel discussion titled "A Future for Downtown," also at the council chambers.
On Sunday at 5 p.m. and again on Monday at 5:30 p.m., those professionals will hold an open house at the council chambers. Ideas from residents and area leaders on "A Future for Downtown" as well as the Winton Parkway-99 Interchange, will be discussed, according to the press release.
On Tuesday at 6 p.m., the concepts developed during the week will be presented to the City Council and Planning Commission for their initial reactions.
Development of those concepts will continue through the year and feed into a planning effort lead by the American Institute of Architects in September.