The Grandview Avenue Corridor Revitalization Project, expected to begin in 2019, looks to create a refreshed, vibrant, and welcoming southern entry point into Muscatine.

The City of Muscatine invites public input on the design of the project at a public open house on Thursday, February 8 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Water Pollution Control Plant, 1202 Musser St., Muscatine. City staff and architects will present design concepts and tentative plans.

According to a November 1, 2017, memo from Jim Edgmond, Muscatine City Engineer, Grandview Avenue from Green Street to Dick Drake Way has been designated for construction by the City in fiscal year 2019-2020. Federal and state funds are anticipated to be used for this project, and the City plants to let the project for construction through the Iowa DOT STP letting process. Prior to this design work, the project corridor has been through a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review and received a categorical exclusion (CAT EX). The estimated cost of this project construction is $10,000,000.

The City selected Bolton-Menk for the Grandview final design to keep consistent with the Mississippi Drive project and to keep the same team for the negotiation of issues with the Canadian Pacific RR that was successful with negotiations on Mississippi Drive Corridor Project. The total cost of the professional services agreement for project design is $1,058,951 and was approved by the Muscatine City Council on November 2, 2017.