Strategic Uptown Property
The City of Centerville is pleased to announce the acquisition of a vacant laundromat at 30 Main Street in Uptown Centerville, which sits behind Craig’s Barber Shop. The property is an important component of the City’s overall strategy to improve parking and connectivity to the businesses in Uptown.
The City will demolish the existing building and create a connection between the City-owned lot that serves City Barbeque and Graeter’s and a lot it leases from Cross Point Church. This connection will include a landscaped pedestrian walkway. The attached map illustrates how the current laundromat building impedes traffic flow.
Improvements to public parking and pedestrian walkability were identified as priorities during the Uptown Visioning Process, which was organized by the City earlier this year. The results of the visioning process were incorporated into the Uptown Action Plan, which was approved as an amendment to the City’s “Create the Vision” comprehensive plan at Monday’s City Council meeting.
The action plan highlights six focus areas the City will prioritize to advance the vision for Uptown Centerville and provides a series of short-, medium- and long-term strategies. They include:
- Improve walkability and reduce traffic congestion
- Improve parking
- Schedule and organize new events
- Focus on business development
- Develop branding
- Increase greenspace
The City of Centerville is currently working with a design firm to create a concept plan to improve the parking in the Northeast and Northwest quadrants of the Main Street and Franklin Street intersection.
Demolition of the laundromat and construction of the improvements are planned for early 2020.
About Uptown Centerville
With an eclectic mix of businesses and residential neighborhoods, Uptown Centerville consists of approximately 90 businesses ranging from boutiques and salons to restaurants and professional services and residents.
Uptown Vision Statement
“Uptown Centerville is a vibrant district at the heart of our community. Uptown is a welcoming, walkable destination that is home to our history and a friendly gathering place where local businesses thrive.”