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City: Share your voice on the future of the Reed Avenue Rail Corridor

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Published: Jul. 29, 2020 at 6:18 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (PRESS RELEASE) - The Reed Avenue Rail Corridor in Downtown Cheyenne’s West Edge is getting a new identity. The City of Cheyenne and the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) are looking to hear from you about your vision for this corridor.

“The Reed Rail Corridor project will leave a lasting impression on our community. I encourage all citizens to engage with the survey to share their thoughts on this exciting opportunity,” said Mayor Marian Orr.

To take the survey, visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/ReedAveDesign

This exciting project has the potential to improve multi-modal mobility within the West Edge and surrounding neighborhood, create a signature public gathering space, and catalyze redevelopment for the West Edge. Building on the work of the Reed Avenue Corridor Master Plan (completed in 2018), the current final design project is refining the Master Plan concept to create a preferred alternative for hardscape materials, landscaping, lighting, street furnishings, and more.

The Reed Avenue Rail Corridor was once a thriving industrial park. Existing physical, psychological, and economic barriers including a shift to over-the-road trucking have created barriers to growth and revitalization. The Reed Avenue Rail Corridor project, largely funded through the 6th Penny, seeks to address these barriers and inject new life into the West Edge.

“This catalytic project will kickstart transformation and reinvestment in the West Edge,” said Amber Ash, Executive Director of the DDA. It is estimated that the investment in the Reed Avenue right-of-way could yield a substantial property tax increment within the West Edge District. 

This is your opportunity to help guide the design team by providing your vision and design preferences for the Reed Avenue Corridor. Through your participation in the design effort, together we can kickstart bold transformational change to the West Edge in Downtown while enhancing connectivity and placemaking for the entire City.

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