Citizens encouraged to share ideas for downtown

Sulphur Springs – About 200 citizens attended Monday's meeting in Sulphur Springs to hear a presentation on downtown revitalization.

Ian Lockwood, a senior transportation engineer who assisted in the 2008 Main Street project, stressed the importance of creating a vibrant and fundamentally-sound downtown that works for all entities simultaneously. Lockwood presented examples of previous works that included opening downtowns to more green space, new parking options and two-way traffic.

Officials say this is a week of discovery, to hear ideas and concerns from the public. Informal meetings will be held Tuesday through Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Sulphur Springs Library, 620 North Davis St. Daytime presentations will also be made to various groups including the Downtown Business Alliance and others with vested interests in properties downtown.