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City of Bedford

Bedford’s proposal centers on their downtown area and includes improved gateways, murals, streetscapes and parking as well as the addition of a Limestone Trail, facade renovations and downtown business development.

Local leaders and community members have committed to creating a vibrant, livable community that compels our best and brightest to return home and where people of all ages can thrive throughout their lifetime. We have identified four principals which support our revitalization strategy and each proposed Stellar activity helps to fulfill:

  • Ensure a Trained and Ready Workforce
  • Promote Economic Development
  • Cultivate a Vibrant Downtown District
  • Enhance Quality of Life

Like the Stonegate Arts & Education Center and Downtown Business Development initiatives, the balance of our Stellar Program strongly correlates to these principals, creating a cohesive strategy to celebrate Downtown as a destination, attract people, and stimulate economic activity. Activities include repurposing an historic depot as a visually striking trail head in the Downtown, creating an urban trail, public plaza, festival space, senior rental housing, and gateways; relocating senior and other social services, & revitalizing streetscapes and building façades.

Bedford’s proposal is both aggressive and achievable. When we take into account the accomplishments listed on our project chart that we have attained in the past few years or now have underway, it is reasonable to expect that our Stellar initiatives will all be fully implemented during the three-year project period. Bedford has a proven track record for successfully completing what we set out to do.

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