Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Groups look over modern and traditional designs for Broadway

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - Various concepts were unveiled at the second public forum for the Broadway Corridor Enhancement Project in Cape Girardeau.

Citizens were presented with two competing designs … one traditional, and one modern.

The first concept features more classic design elements and on street parking along both sides of Broadway stretching from Pacific to Water Street.

Brain Langlois likes the more traditional design elements incorporated in the concept.

“I like the idea of a more traditional historic looking area. If you have it too modern, in ten or fifteen years it’s just going to be passé and dated,” Langlois said.

The second concept features more modern design elements and parking only on the southern side of the avenue. Meanwhile, the northern side would have a large, eighteen foot wide sidewalk.

Galen Smith is one of the many who feel that a larger sidewalk would create a more festive feeling on Broadway.

"Well it looks good overall, I like both options but I like option two the best," Smith said. "I think it just would enhance the walking and pedestrian aspects."

Project Manager Kasey Brunke says that neither of the two concepts are so much designs in themselves but are more concepts grouped together and that everything at the forum was up for change and tweaking.

Tim Filla, KRCU


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