The 2017 municipal bond program is expected to be finalized by Wednesday, August 9. Until then, District 1 Council Member Scott Griggs is requesting community feedback on the list of projects included here, and high on the list of Priority 1 items is $500,000 in street lighting for our commercial district known as Downtown Elmwood.
The Elmwood Neighborhood Association is doing preliminary work on a master plan and potential rezoning of Downtown Elmwood that includes design standards and infrastructure improvements, with lighting seen as a critical component for increased safety and walkability.
As the bond amount is capped, Mr. Griggs will likely hear from constituents that would like to fund other projects instead, so it is imperative that he hears from Elmwood residents. Please email Scott Griggs today and tell him you fully support the lighting improvements proposed for Elmwood!
Update: In addition to the lighting improvements, which are part of the Streets proposition in the bond program, the Parks proposition will include a $2,000,000 extension of Elmwood Parkway Trail along the creek to Gannon Park in Wynnewood North, essentially connecting Wynnewood to Kiest Park. See the map below: