On June 1, 2019, the citizens of Marshall gathered, at the behest of the city, to discuss the direction that they would like their town to go in the next ten years. The collective input received was sorted and categorized into a strategic plan entitled "Mobilize Marshall" that was ratified formally, by the City Commission, at their subsequent meeting.
The redevelopment of the downtown was one of the highest ranked projects in the approved Mobilize Marshall Plan and slotted in the 1-3-year completion time frame, as a result of that scoring. There were eight projects listed under the overall heading of downtown redevelopment including:
1) Make downtown a destination
2) Develop and implement the first phase of the plan with design review standards
3) Tax Increment Financing (T.I.F.) created before Phase 1 is complete
4) Establish a historic preservation ethic
5) Leverage and support museums
6) Explore the opportunity for a Cultural Arts District
7) Additional festivals / programs
8) Pass a food truck ordinance
The image displayed is the rendering of the streetscaping plan for the 100 block of E. Houston Street. The streetscaping plan for the 200 block of N. Washington Street will feature the same design features, but the sidewalk will not be extended an additional 10 feet. All other features and design will be as reflected in the rendering.