GRANDVIEW AVENUE REVITALIZATION PROJECT - This 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. The project is tentatively scheduled to be completed during two phases, the first in 2019 and the second in 2020.
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.