Downtown Stillwater is poised to transition from a popular summer recreation attraction to a year-round retail and entertainment destination for both City of Stillwater residents and regional visitors. The recent completion of the Brown’s Creek State Trail into Downtown, the elimination of traffic congestion in downtown resulting from the opening of the new St. Croix River Bridge in 2018, and the concurrent conversion of the Stillwater Lift Bridge to exclusive use by pedestrians and bicycles open up new opportunities to enhance the character and walkability of Downtown Stillwater.
SRF worked with the City to revision their Downtown to respond to the opportunities afforded by these major infrastructure projects:
SRF actively engaged downtown stakeholders through a variety of techniques such as walking tours, design charrettes, and meetings with focus groups, agencies, an advisory committee, and elected/appointed officials to ensure that the resulting vision is reflective of the community’s values and to build consensus and momentum for implementation of the Downtown Framework Plan.
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