The Libby Revitalization Inc. (LRI) and the City of Libby have finalized a Downtown Revitalization Strategy and Mineral Avenue Streetscape Master Plan. LRI secured consultant services from CTA Landworks, The Hingston Roach Group and Welch Comer Engineers to lead the community in an analysis of economic development strengths and challenges, opportunities for Downtown Libby, and actions to accomplish project goals. As a result, Downtown Libby now has a detailed blueprint for specific revitalization actions and a concept plan for Mineral Avenue, including design concepts, priorities, a timeline, responsibilities, budget, and sources of funding to pay for it.
The Master Plan is designed to be market-driven -- the actions were developed to respond to Libby's changing economy and market conditions, to enhance the Downtown district to be more customer-friendly, and to fulfill its role as the social, cultural, civic, financial and commercial center of the community.
The final Master Plan files are linked below, for community members to review and comment. The following is a summary of the content of each file:
Master Plan Cover, Table of Contents, Acknowledgements, and Chapter 1: Introduction and Process.
Downtown Libby Vision, Goals, Target Markets, Actions to Achieve Goals, including responsibility and resources to accomplish each action
Implementation: Partners and their roles, implementation timeline, priority, responsibilities for each action, streetscape improvement budget, sources of local/state/federal funds to pay for improvements, and next steps
Streetscape Concept Plan graphics, Design Charette results, Budget details
Active community participation in the process included public meetings, a streetscape design charette (workshop), meetings with various community groups, and one-on-one interviews with more than 60 residents and business owners. The final Master Plan document will guide future economic and business improvements in Downtown Libby.
Contact UsFor more information, please don't hesitate to contact Libby Revitalization Inc.: Betty Jo Wood, (406) 293-7792, firstname.lastname@example.org. or
Keeli Anderson, (406) 293-7792, email@example.com
To contact the consulting team: Lorraine Roach, The Hingston Roach Group, Inc., (208) 983-2175, or firstname.lastname@example.org