Beatrice officials preparing for downtown revitalization

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News
       BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) – Residents in Beatrice are preparing to give their downtown a new look.
  City officials held open houses last week to give community members and downtown business owners a chance to voice their opinions on the revitalization project.
    Beatrice was recently awarded a grant from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development to help improve its downtown.
    City Attorney Gregory Butcher says the next step is to develop and implement a plan
    Community Regional Planner Lonnie Dickson says the city will have about $450,000 available for the revitalization.
    A recent survey of Beatrice and Gage County residents found that many believe the downtown could use aesthetic improvements.

Courtesy: Beatrice Sun