Grandview Avenue Revitalization Project

UPDATE APRIL 16, 2021

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The Grandview Avenue Reconstruction Project is expected to begin in early May following approval Thursday (April 15) night of the contract and bond by the Muscatine City Council.

 

Heuer Construction, Inc., was awarded the $7.74 million contract for the two-year Grandview Avenue Reconstruction Project during the April 1 City Council meeting. The project will remove and replace the pavement from Main Street to approximately 200 yards past Houser Street while adding sidewalks and additional streetscaping to provide a much more inviting corridor of travel for vehicles and for pedestrians.

 

The goals of the project are to modernize Grandview Avenue, provide a safe and attractive corridor, improve pavement and utility infrastructure, and enhance the walkability of the Grandview Avenue corridor with enhanced pedestrian opportunities and the incorporation of “green infrastructure”.

 

The first year of the two-year project will focus on Main Street to Musser Street.

 

The City of Muscatine will host a public meeting to introduce the contractor, present a brief overview of the project and a tentative schedule, and answer any questions from residents of the affected area at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 22. The meeting will be held in the large meeting room on the third floor of the Musser Public Library & HNI Conference Center. However, attendance will be limited and those attending will be required to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

 

Bolton & Menk were the design consultants. An amended contract with the consultants was approved by City Council Thursday (April 15) to have the consultants assist with construction phase services including observation and administration of construction activities since Iowa DOT Construction Project Management and Inspection processes must be followed as the project is partially funded by Iowa DOT funds.

 

Additional information on the project can be found on the City of Muscatine web site at Grandview Avenue Revitalization.

 

A virtual meeting will be held in conjunction with the in person meeting. The virtual meeting will be monitored so those attending virtually will be able to ask questions by using the chat feature. Details of joining the virtual meeting are listed below.

 

Grandview Avenue Project Public Meeting
 Thu, Apr 22, 2021 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (CDT) 


Join the meeting from your computer, laptop tablet or smartphone by clicking on the following link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/680835821

You can also dial in using your phone by dialing +1 (571) 317-3122 and using access code: 680-835-821


If you are new to GoToMeeting, you can download the app now and be ready when the meeting starts by going to: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/680835821

THE PROJECT

Grandview Avenue Project Plans

January 4, 2017 Presentation (PDF) 

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.