Livingston Short Term Interventions
The following list describes actions the City can take in the short term or that are already underway to begin the process to transform the Downtown into a vibrant and appreciated place for the residents of Livingston. These items represent the actions that could be done with relatively little resources compared to some of other larger downtown improvement projects.
- Civic Center Plaza Conversion
City Hall provides ample parking for it’s employees and visitors in the front and rear parking lots. The front parking lot would serve the community better by being converted into a civic plaza and providing much needed public space for the downtown.
- Pop-up Art Space
The Rite-Aid parking lot is located at a key section of Downtown. If possible, using 6 parking spaces for a Pop-up Art Space would help create more commercial space in downtown and provide a better urban form at an important intersection. A low-expense structure could be constructed and provided to local artist to sell their art.
- Circulation/ Streetscape Improvements
Street improvements include curb extensions, parking restriping, and street lighting upgrades. These will require some capital expense but will greatly improve the pedestrian environment.
- Civic Art/ Mural
The blank walls in the Downtown provide great opportunities to allow local artist to provide murals and civic art to help provide a better Downtown experience.
- Renovate Existing Buildings
Simple facade renovations can greatly improve the look and feel of the Downtown.
- Cultural Arts District
- Downtown Gateway
Creating a Downtown Gateway helps establish a visual reminder that the visitor is now in a City that is welcoming and proud of its downtown.
- Implement LGC Recommendations