Downtown Soldotna is a central part of our community, which attracts visitors from around the world and residents from around the region. Our comprehensive plan, Envision Soldotna 2030, allowed residents to communicate the desire to improve and maintain the downtown area, and our 2014 business owner survey sent a clear message from our area merchants. The maintenance and enhancement of Soldotna is a matter of civic pride and good business sense.
The Downtown Improvement Plan comes at an exciting time for the City as a renewed focus is placed on physical improvements, public parks and trails, and beautification. Deliverables for this project include:
- A full set of destination signage, including gateway signs, utility pole banners, wayfinding signs, trail markers, etc., which can be implemented in phases or as needed;
- Landscape concepts for the highway rights-of-way;
- Recommendations for land use code updates to allow for a broader range of uses / development and reduced on-site parking requirements; and,
- A set of policy options to encourage redevelopment of underutilized buildings and parcels downtown.