A long awaited infrastructure project got underway in Kingman, AZ, in July. But the launch was not without concern for local business owners.
The proposed improvements include updating the area for enhanced walkability and ADA compliance as well as the addition of extensive landscaping, wayfinding elements, street furniture, and other amenities.
To minimize disruption, the project was broken down into three phases each encompassing roughly one block of the city’s main street.
Pedestrian fencing will be in place to allow access to all businesses, and merchants are taking additional steps to ensure that customers can reach them. Businesses on the blocks that are not under construction will provide in-store pop-up opportunities for the merchants in the section currently under construction.
More on helping downtown businesses survive construction appears in the January issue of Downtown Idea Exchange newsletter. Click to learn more about Downtown Idea Exchange and other resources for revitalizing downtowns and commercial corridors.