Beaver Dam Downtown Revitalization Study Renderings Released

(Beaver Dam) City officials in Beaver Dam Monday night got their first look at the downtown revitalization study commissioned last year. The common council in July hired Zach Benedict with MKM Architecture and Design of Fort Wayne, Indiana to conduct a study of the downtown revitalization area which is bordered by Mill, Vita, Maple and Beaver streets. The council last night had an opportunity to look at a three-dimensional rendering that offers a walk-through of the re-envisioned downtown. Among the features recommended in the study: sculptures, planters and trees.  Walking paths and benches would highlight mural locations. An outdoor theatre could be added next to Stormy’s Bar. Ornate archways would designate key assets of the downtown like the “South Spring Street” and the “Tower Parking Lot” where the water tower could be illuminated with colorful lights at night. The study also recommends utilizing the city’s unique water features by offering a kayak launch. A waterfall could be installed at the corner of Front and Center where Doc’s Corner Tavern once stood. The designs being presented are just conceptual and do not include a price tag. The three-dimensional renderings are being shown to various groups in the city including the Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Beaver Dam Inc and multiple service organizations.