POSTED: DECEMBER 16, 2019
Back in late October, the City of Oak Ridge and its Community Development Department presented possibilities for the mixed-use redevelopment of the Wilson Street Corridor. The community was invited to view the presentation, which used data compiled over several years of study and public engagement focused on the needs of Oak Ridge residents, business owners, and visitors.Learn more:
Over the years, multiple plans have highlighted the need for a central downtown that can leverage new development and foster a stronger sense of identity and community, from the 1988 Comprehensive Plan, to the City Center Plan in 2000, and most recently in the 2019 Oak Ridge City Blueprint and amendments to the Main Street development plan.
The ideas were guided by traffic analysis and land use projections for the Oak Ridge market. The City of Oak Ridge and its Industrial Development Board have already improved Wilson Street by resurfacing the roadway and upgrading the curb, gutter, drainage system, and underground utilities.