Input still wanted for East Overland redevelopment plan | Local News – Nebraska News

Input still wanted for East Overland redevelopment plan | Local News – Nebraska News

SCOTTSBLUFF — Architects from studioINSITE presented about 11 proposals during the final open house for the East Overland redevelopment plan Tuesday evening at Roosevelt Elementary.

The proposals were generated following the feedback gained during a number of public listening sessions the firm hosted in conjunction with the City at the Guadalupe Center back in March.

However, residents and business owners on East Overland who missed the meeting and feel left out shouldn’t fret — the period for public comment isn’t over yet.

City Planner Annie Folck said Wednesday that the City of Scottsbluff plans to release an online survey in coming weeks to ensure that the full picture of what the community wants and needs comes to light.

When the city was coming up with a comprehensive plan, the focus kept returning to East Overland, Folck said.

The city of Scottsbluff sought and was awarded a $30,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development for the pre-implementation phase of the redevelopment program. The next phase will be securing up to $350,000 in funds from the department, which will be matched by the city, in order to implement the plan.

East Overland was seen by many longtime residents as “the main drag” in years past.

However, in what some view as a series of missteps made by the city, traffic has been diverted from the corridor. Some business owners say the closure of the east end of East Overland led to an exodus of…

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