City of Atwater has received state funding from the Community
Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) under the Planning and
Technical Assistance Allocation (PTA) to conduct a Downtown Revitalization
Study and prepare a plan. The city prepared a request for proposals
and hired an outside professional to conduct the assessment. Synthesis
Design completed the work. The result assessment is a recommendation
that the City and Redevelopment Agency should seek to implement
a Streetscape Plan along Broadway. This type of activity is essential
to help preserve the viability of the Downtown Core Area. This
concept plan was adopted the Atwater City Council in December
2009 as part of the grant closeout process.
Revitalization Plan is available for download as an Adobe PDF
Document located below on this page.
City has subsequently applied for and received an additional CDBG
grant to do design development based on the concept plan. The
City issued an RFP for this component and hired Synthesis Design
to implement the work. The work is ongoing at this time. Public
Meetings and opportunities for input will be posted on the City
Web Site and additional notification will be provided.
following is intended to summarize what is in the Downtown Revitalization
Atwater should reflect the residents and the image we want to
project to visitors of the community.
Downtown Atwater is a business district and also a "living
room" - people use the space for special community events.
Downtown Atwater is in need of updating to encourage new private
investment and more use.
Downtown Atwater is currently lacking people spaces and gathering
spots which encourage people to stay, shop, and enjoy the space.
Downtown Atwater needs additional street lighting to help encourage
later shopping hours and to discourage vandalism and graffiti.
Downtown Atwater can benefit from investment in new benches,
trash receptacles, signage, and landscaping including trees.
Downtown Atwater needs some improvements in terms of paving
to eliminate difficult and uneven crosswalks and walkways.
Downtown Atwater can be renovated through a relatively simple
design which will add value but not at an excessive cost - funding
is available to implement most if not all of the proposed pieces.
review the Downtown Revitalization Strategy. Please feel free
to email questions or comments to email@example.com
or to Call the Dept. of Economic Development at 209-357-6367.