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What We're Doing

The purpose of this project is to improve the urban design of Sidney's downtown in order to enhance its appeal as a place to stay, hang out, and enjoy the Sidney experience. To do this, the Town is developing a set of downtown streetscape and urban design standards that can be applied as properties in the town redevelop, or as the town undertakes revitalization initiatives. The standards will help create a more vibrant downtown and user-friendly experience by encouraging people to experience their downtown on foot or by bike, and by creating places for people to linger and enjoy their small-town ‘urban’ experience.

The streetscape standards will include street and sidewalk design, street furniture placement, pedestrian space and safety, and consider public infrastructure and how these elements enhance and interact with one another. The project will also look at how the buildings themselves interact with public space.