Public Spaces

Neighborhood infrastructure will be a primary focus and I will leverage all of the resources available at the Metro Council to make that focus apparent.

Improving cities is not just about legislation. It’s also about planning and long-term commitment.  We can make a transformational change by altering the built environment by improving our long-ignored public infrastructure.

In any city we visit, the neighborhoods we remember are those with beautiful buildings, boulevards, and public art as well as things you don’t see – broken curbs, washed-out crosswalks, dingy trash bins, potholes, and graffiti.

We need and deserve bountiful street trees, plants, and flowers, well-designed street furniture and bus stops, attractive and useful signage, and architecturally detailed lamps and lighting.  They make us feel good and create treasured places for all to enjoy.

Andrew Owen - Issues - Public Spaces