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June 17, 2014

Council takes first step to adopt Main Avenue streetscape plan

ASHTABULA — City Council on Monday approved the city manager’s request for an ordinance to adopt the Main Avenue Streetscape Improvement Plan as requested by the Ashtabula Downtown Development Association.

The ADDA formally approved the plan at its meeting Friday with hopes of making downtown Ashtabula more inviting and attractive.

The 31-page plan, created by landscape architect Jim McKnight and Associates of Cleveland, depicts new  lighting, new sidewalks, facade improvements and the planting several trees and flowering plants. He also suggests the city improve the connection to Indian Trails Park and the crosswalks at the railroad crossing.

McKnight designed a streetscape for the City of Hudson, as well as areas in Cleveland.

ADDA President Lynda Annick is happy City Council plans to recognize the plan. That means the city can apply for grants to bring the streetscape plan to fruition.

The streetscape plan includes Main Avenue from South Park to Lance Cpl. Kevin M. Cornelius Park (the former North Park).

For more information on the Streetscape Improve-ment Plan, go to

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