Nicholasvilles' streetscape project c...

Nicholasvilles' streetscape project comes to a close with a ribbon cutting

There are 9 comments on the Jessamine Journal story from Sep 5, 2012, titled Nicholasvilles' streetscape project comes to a close with a ribbon cutting. In it, Jessamine Journal reports that:

But on Tuesday, the ribbon-cutting marking the completion of the city's streetscape project was celebrated by those who had persevered over the past couple years.

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hay ya

Worthington, KY

#1 Sep 5, 2012
Am I the only one who thinks that this was a disastrous undertaking?
Fringe

United States

#2 Sep 5, 2012
Your questionable mental state is both dangerous and disastrous .
hay ya

Worthington, KY

#3 Sep 5, 2012
Fringe wrote:
Your questionable mental state is both dangerous and disastrous .
The project went way over budget, took entirely too long, messed up the flow of traffic for years, choked out a lot of local busyness, and produced lackluster results. If you ask me, the supporters of this project are the ones who need there mental state called into question
okay

Broken Arrow, OK

#4 Sep 6, 2012
I think it looks nice now that its finished but it took way to long to complete. The contract was for what, 6 months? It took them 2 years to complete it and I know it caused at least one business to close. They should have spent more time planning it and hired a different contractor to complete it who would have started at a different time of year so that I would have been completed on time.
state the facts

Versailles, KY

#5 Sep 18, 2012
This is the problem with Jessamine County is that everything they do its takes forever for it to get done. Just like stated they should do what needs to be done first.Instead of taking up alot of the counties tax peoples money and time.

Since: Sep 12

Toccoa, GA

#6 Sep 18, 2012
okay wrote:
I think it looks nice now that its finished but it took way to long to complete. The contract was for what, 6 months? It took them 2 years to complete it and I know it caused at least one business to close. They should have spent more time planning it and hired a different contractor to complete it who would have started at a different time of year so that I would have been completed on time.
You are 10000% correct. It was nothing more than a political debacle to ruin downtown businesses. STILL nothing down there, STILL no parking and STILL as ugly as it was before. Big friggin deal that they have petunias hanging from the UGLY and useless street lights. And, downtown Nicholasville will never be more than it is today......a congested, ugly route to get from North Main St to South Main St and back. Time to remove the overpaid and useless "committee" and the director of Nicholasville Now. Time to better spend the salaries on ANYTHING but salaries. they are a huge waste of taxpayer money and could be much better spent on any number of projects that are NEEDED in the county.
The Truth

Nicholasville, KY

#7 Sep 18, 2012
Most of the money spent on the Nicholasville and Wilmore streetscape projects came from federal grants. It's usually a "use it or lose it" type of funding. The amounts spend here were in the 2 to 3 million dollar range for each project as I recall. So these communities gladly accept the money and then criticize the government for wasteful spending!

"The U.S. Department of Transportation offers grants to communities to implement streetscape project to make streets more biker and pedestrian friendly, increase walkability and make the area more attractive to residents and businesses. Streetscape projects serve to improve communities practically and aesthetically. Streetscape grants can be applied to match local and state funding and are a key component in renewal of communities."

Since: Sep 12

United States

#8 Sep 21, 2012
The Truth wrote:
Most of the money spent on the Nicholasville and Wilmore streetscape projects came from federal grants. It's usually a "use it or lose it" type of funding. The amounts spend here were in the 2 to 3 million dollar range for each project as I recall. So these communities gladly accept the money and then criticize the government for wasteful spending!
"The U.S. Department of Transportation offers grants to communities to implement streetscape project to make streets more biker and pedestrian friendly, increase walkability and make the area more attractive to residents and businesses. Streetscape projects serve to improve communities practically and aesthetically. Streetscape grants can be applied to match local and state funding and are a key component in renewal of communities."
Blah, blah and more blah. Downtown Nicholasville is neither 1) attractive to pedestrians or "bikers" and all those millions of dollars spend did NOTHING to promote downtown. All it did was line the pockets of those at nicholasville now and the companies that were awarded the contracts. NO new businesses downtown...and guess what? THERE WON'T BE ANY EITHER. But, instead of purchasing the trash holes on Maple street, leveling them for PARKING, we put up USELESS STREET lights and pink petunias. OH JOY!!!!!!

Total waste of money and all the time it took to not only complete this "SIX MONTH PROJECT," but it ran off what few businesses were downtown. Boo to those who thought this would be "GOOD THING." As you can readily see, it is not.

Since: Sep 12

Lexington, KY

#10 Sep 22, 2012
Agree totaly. nothin downtown but black seats benches. scary to try an walk down there at nite, no lite from them stret lites, scary.

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