Stonebrooke provided planning, preliminary design, final design, surveying, and construction inspection services on 0.5 miles of County Highway 42 (Main Street) in Blooming Prairie. The project area included a railroad crossing and a portion of the historic downtown area, which required extensive coordination with local agencies. We gathered feedback from local users, businesses, and property owners at 3 public open house meetings over the course of the project. Our work also included the design of over 50 ADA compliant pedestrian curb ramps. Stonebrooke provided the expert analysis needed to ensure the existing noncompliant facilities were replaced in conformance with current ADA guidelines and also within the constraints of the historic downtown building fronts. This building was constructed under a full closure. Pedestrian access was maintained through the project.
We gathered feedback from local users, businesses, and property owners at 3 public open house meetings over the course of the project. The County and the City wanted to let residents vote on what types of street lights and sidewalk treatments they would like for their remodelled downtown area. We created large displays that showed examples of each option, and provided special voting cards that attendees could use to cast their votes. Residents appreciated being able to provide this input, and we received positive feedback on the custom displays and voting process.