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Downtown Williston Plans

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As Williston grows, city officials are giving more attention to the downtown area.

In fact, 2014 will be full of big projects downtown to give the core of the city a new look.

Perry Olson has the details on what is planned, and how you can still give your input moving forward.

Work is underway now in downtown Williston -- old buildings are getting face-lifts...and new businesses are moving in. But it is nothing compared to what will happen here in 2014... Main Street will get be reconstructed with infrastructure upgrades below ground too. A street-scape project will beautify the area...and now the city is working with an out-of-state firm to identify more projects the future.

(Rachel Ressler - Williston City Planner) "And that kind of takes a look at the retail potential is downtown and the housing potential downtown and what our building stock down here is now and what we can do to create an environment that inspires investment and creativity down here."

Another meeting is set for Thursday to get more input from residents about what they would like to see as far as projects go in this area...and Ressler says they do want your input.

(Rachel Ressler - Williston City Planner) "We will also be asking the public what their game changers are for downtown. Do you want to see a bike lane, a parking garage. Do you want to see pedestrian safety taking a top slot?"

Early word is that a few potential projects are picking up steam..

(Rachel Ressler - Williston City Planner) "The ones that we are seeing lots of interest are our parking garage, and trying to maybe move our truck route so it doesn't run through downtown. Those are huge projects and they are public projects so we have to try and find the money and find a way to implement it. That is a process."

As is this downtown project -- a process that still needs input. Perry Olson, KX News.

That final informational meeting to discuss downtown plans is set for next week on Thursday.

It starts at five and runs until eight inside the MDU building downtown in Williston.

The public presentation happens at 5:45.

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