Central Corridor Planning Documents

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Marion Central Corridor Master Plan
In early 2009 the City of Marion contracted with Olsson Associates to create the Central Corridor Master Plan to guide the City in the redevelopment of an area between Uptown Marion and 35th Street along 7th Avenue.  The project was to build on $1.7 million dollar study, on the environmental status of 281 properties within the former railroad corridor. For many residents and visitors to the community, the Central Corridor is a highly visible, front door to the community now characterized by inconsistent land uses, under-utilized properties and environmental impairments.

Uptown Streetscape PlanStreetscape Rendering
The Uptown Streetscape Plan was the first implementation step of the previously completed Central Corridor Plan. While the Central Corridor Plan looked generally at the areas between 9th Street and 35th Street, this plan provides detailed design concepts for the Uptown area, 9th Street to 15th Street specifically. This plan, in combination with the Central Corridor Plan and the West End Corridor Plan represent a distinct and bright future for the core of Marion long into the future.

West End Corridor Plan

The Marion West End Corridor Plan is the third and final component toward enhancing commerce and the aesthetic appeal of the community's primary entryways.  

First completed was the Central Corridor Maser Plan which looked generally at the areas between 9th and 35th Streets. Upon approval, the Uptown Marion Plan was prepared with extensive citizen input which provided detailed design concepts for the Uptown Area (9th to 15th Streets) specifically. The over-arching vision of this project is to create an enhanced business and pedestrian climate for west 7th Avenue from approximately the western city limits on Marion Boulevard to 9th Street.  

Additional Planning/Engineering Documents
The following updates are related to the Central Corridor Project following initial approval of Central Corridor Plan, Uptown Streetscape Plan and the West End Corridor Plan.

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