At Thursday's meeting of the Sheridan County Planning Commission, one of the main topics of discussion was the Fifth Street Corridor Plan. Some members of the Sheridan City Planning Commission were present, but not in sufficient enough numbers to constitute a quorum.
City commissioners will now have an opportunity to review the extensive project for recommendation at their next regularly scheduled meeting.
County Planner, Mark Reid, says work on fleshing out the project began in October of 2011. After initial research and interviews with the public and stakeholders, a joint study was conducted - funded mainly through the Wyoming Department of Transportation. Reid breaks down some of the main points of the multi-faceted plan.
Developing the transportation network on Fifth Street is also a major part of the plan. That includes beautifying the roadway through landscaping while allowing both more on-street parking and pedestrian and bicycle access.
Reid says capitalizing on the history of the Bozeman Trail by making its historic significance was rated as somewhat to very important by respondents in their interviews. One concept includes building a sculpture garden and pathway, taking into account Fifth Street still lies on what was the civilian's Bozeman Trail hundreds of years ago.
According to Reid, the study also found that many residents want their neighborhood to remain in tact through any future development. The Fifth Street Corridor Plan now heads to the Sheridan City Planning Commission for their consideration.