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City Council to consider changing more one-way downtown streets

Posted: 4:41 PM, Nov 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-12 19:54:12-05

More improvements to the downtown area could be coming as city council looks at changing more one-way streets to two-way.

The streets to be changed are Starr Street, Peoples Street, Schatzell Street, William Street and John Sartain Street.

Business owners who are located on those affected streets say if it’s anything like Chaparral Street has been, it should be a positive change for downtown.

“We love the Downtown area as planners and architects … we’ve always seen a potential for the re-development.” Nick Gignac with Gignac Architects said.

And Richard Lomax, vice president of Water Street Restaurant agrees.

“With Chaparral Street being a success, I’ve watched it happen. It’s been great,” Lomax said. “People are up and down with Bird scooters, it feels like a downtown. I’m more of a believer now that this side street project is going to help.”

City officials say this proposed conversion will better connect the Sea Wall and T-Heads with Shoreline Boulevard and the Marina Arts District.

City Council members will discuss this one-way street ordinance amendment during their Tuesday meeting.