Grandview Avenue Revitalization Project

UPDATE JULY 24, 2020

090117grandviewavenue003The Grandview Avenue Corridor Project has been pushed to the 2021 construction season to better coordinate the Redundant Force Main Project with the Grandview Project according to City of Muscatine project managers.

The plans and specifications were approved by the Muscatine City Council during the January 16, 2020, regular meeting with those plans and specifications currently being reviewed by the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT). A January or February 2021 bid letting is planned for the project.

Grandview Avenue Project Plans

THE PROJECT

This project includes roadway improvements on the 2.2 mile stretch of Grandview Avenue from Franklin Street to U.S. Highway 61. This presentation (PDF) was given at the public meeting for Grandview Avenue on January 4, 2017 that was held in coordination with the Environmental Protection Agency and Stockwell Engineers. The project is tentatively scheduled to be completed during two phases, the first in 2019 and the second in 2020.

GREENING AMERICA’S COMMUNITIES (PDF) - Making the Grandview Avenue Corridor Green and Complete

The city of Muscatine, Iowa, requested assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through its Greening America’s Communities Program to create a cohesive vision for Grandview Avenue, the city’s southern gateway. The city wants to transform this street and the surrounding corridor, rarely explored on foot, into a model for how to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety and comfort; and use green infrastructure strategies such as swales, stormwater planters and permeable paving to manage stormwater runoff. As a part of this project, city staff members hope to make the Grandview Avenue corridor a more inviting entrance to the community and a more attractive neighborhood for economic development all while addressing stormwater and localized flooding concerns.

February 8, 2018 Open House

The City of Muscatine held an Open House was held on Thursday, February 8, 2018, to receive public input on the proposed Grandview Avenue Revitalization Project. This was the first of several meetings that will be conducted as the design of the corridor is finalized. Following are the boards and the full length photograph of the project area that was available for public inspection. On hand to answer questions were representatives from the City of Muscatine along with engineers from Bolton & Menk who are designing the improvements.

July 19, 2018 Open House

A second open house presentation of the project was conducted on Thursday, July 19, 2018, at the Musser Public Libary and HNI Community Center.


December 13, 2018 City Council Update

An update to the Grandview Avenue Revitalization Project was presented to the Muscatine City Council during its December 13, 2018, In-Depth meeting. The full discussion can be viewed on YouTube.

BACKGROUND

The proposed Grandview Avenue Revitalization Project includes roadway improvements on the 2.2 mile stretch of Grandview Avenue from Franklin Street to U.S. 61. This presentation (PDF) was given at the public meeting on January 4, 2017 that was held in coordination with the Environmental Protection Agency and Stockwell Engineers.

The proposed project includes roadway improvements on the 2.2 mile stretch of Grandview Avenue from Franklin Street to U.S. Highway 61. This presentation was given at the public meeting for Grandview Avenue on January 4, 2017 that was held in coordination with the Environmental Protection Agency and Stockwell Engineers.

GREENING AMERICA'S COMMUNITIES (PDF)

Making the Grandview Avenue Corridor Green and Complete

The city of Muscatine, Iowa, requested assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through its Greening America’s Communities Program to create a cohesive vision for Grandview Avenue, the city’s southern gateway. The city wants to transform this street and the surrounding corridor, rarely explored on foot, into a model for how to improve pedestrian  and cyclist safety and comfort; and use green infrastructure strategies such as swales, stormwater planters and permeable paving to manage stormwater runoff. As a part of this project, city staff members hope to make the Grandview Avenue corridor a more inviting entrance to the community and a more attractive neighborhood for economic development all while addressing stormwater and localized flooding concerns.