Mansfield City Council has a full slate of matters to consider at its first meeting of September.

One of those measures concerns moving from demonstration to reality on a downtown street project.

As we shared last month, the Richland County Regional Planning Commission created a temporary “pop up” project on Fourth Street between North Main and North Diamond Streets. More information on that initiative and photos from our visit to the project can be found here.

On Tuesday, Council will first consider making that temporary project a reality by appropriating $45,000 for that ADA accessible mid-block crossing first voted on by the Downtown Improvement Advisory Board. As the proposed legislation notes, the project was “…determined to be a benefit to downtown pedestrians.”

This will take place at a Council caucus meeting; final passage is envisioned for mid-October.

Council will also consider several real estate matters including purchasing four parcels of property for the Dry Dam project, and entering into leases with Richland County Children Services and NECIC.

A resolution honoring Detective Richard L. Miller on his retirement from the Mansfield Division of Police will also be considered.

More info:

Mansfield Rising: City Council OKs permanent Fourth Street mid-block crosswalk

MANSFIELD — Bricks successfully salvaged four years ago when Mansfield eliminated its last brick road will be used in a new Fourth Street mid-block crosswalk. The project, between Main and Diamond streets, was recommended by the Downtown Improvement Advisory Board as a way to make the area more pedestrian friendly.

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