Shelby Downtown Project Launches On Monday

9 Apr , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

The long-awaited Shelby streetscape project gets underway this coming week along Main Street.

Phase One of the project begins on Monday and the City is getting the word out about the timeline, street closures, parking, and other timely information. A new website has been launched for that purpose.

The work on Main Street will  last for 60 days. During this time, northbound and southbound State Route 61 (Gamble St) at State Route 96 (Main Street), and Richland Avenue will be closed.


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All About Richland

Council Votes To Support Renewed Downtown Facade Program

6 Nov , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

A very good idea is returning to downtown Mansfield.

During Wednesday evening’s meeting of Mansfield City Council, members considered and passed a measure backing a new Downtown Mansfield, Inc. (DMI) Facade Improvement Program aimed at increasing community and economic development, incentivizing new merchants and businesses, and performing improvements on buildings.

A similar program using CDBG funding was undertaken successfully in years past. More…

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Shelby Seeking Comments On Streetscape Project

28 Oct , 2020  

The City of Shelby is proposing to make improvements on Main Street from Mansfield Avenue/Broadway to Gamble Street and is seeking public comments about the project.

Improvements include new curbing, crosswalks, sidewalks, ADA compliant curb ramps, lighting, storm sewer, street trees, and furniture. The construction will be funded by the Ohio Department of Transportation.

No right of way will be purchased with the project. Pedestrian and vehicular traffic will be maintained with detours at times. The City will work with the contractor and local businesses to ensure closures to entrances for sidewalk pours, etc. are limited to non-business hours. More…

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All Things Business, Downtown

Newly Renovated Space Available for Downtown Living in Mansfield

21 Nov , 2019  

Those who have participated in the Secret City Tour in downtown Mansfield may remember having toured four dark, dirty and – in some areas – junk-filled upstairs apartments that had not been lived in for several decades. Over the course of the last two years, the apartments at 46 Park Avenue West have been emptied out, renovated, and are now ready for new life as high-end downtown apartments that overlook that street. All of this is thanks to new building owners who had a vision for the apartments, as well as the downstairs retail space. More…

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All Things Business, History & Tourism

State Board Recommends That Downtown Mansfield Be Designated A National Register Historic District

16 Dec , 2018  

The Ohio Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board met earlier this month at the Ohio History Center at I-71 & 17th Ave. in Columbus.

At the meeting, the board recommended nine proposed Ohio nominations to the National Register of Historic Places, either individually or as part of a National Register Historic District. The latter group included a several-block area of downtown Mansfield, labeled the “Downtown Mansfield Historic District,” roughly bounded by Fifth Street to the north, Diamond Street to the east, Second Street to the south, and Mulberry Street to the west.

According to the announcement: More…

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All Things Business, Downtown

DMI Announces Fall Storefront Design Contest Winner

17 Oct , 2018  

As a part of its Beautifield program, designed to create a brighter and more festive downtown, Downtown Mansfield, Inc. has announced that the winner of the Fall Storefront Design Contest is What Goes ‘Round Thrift Shoppe. More…

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