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Homewood to hold public meeting on open space project

The village of Homewood will hold a public meeting March 3 to discuss a project that would close off a downtown portion of Martin Avenue to create a village green with several amenities.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at village hall, 2020 Chestnut Road.

A consultant from The Lakota Group will present the design proposal for the public space, and village staff will be available to answer questions.

Residents packed a recent village board meeting and voiced their concerns about the project, with many saying they knew little or nothing about it.

The village board last month approved moving forward with the estimated $500,000 project that’s to be funded by revenue from a special taxing district. But the final design has not yet been approved.

The plan now calls for closing Martin Avenue north of Ridge Road for about 100 feet, at which point the street would open to two-way traffic.

The former section of the street would become open space, and could include an ice rink, fire pit, special lighting, bistro tables, and seasonal planters and benches, among other amenities. The design also includes a roundabout.

For more information, visit homesweethomewood.com.

Ginger Brashinger



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