Plans to provide a much needed facelift to “Canteen Alley” were recently announced during the Main Street Soup & Scoop event. The Legacy Foundation was thrilled to receive word from the Iowa Economic Development Authority that they would be funding the innovative project. The design includes a more pedestrian friendly layout and sustainable elements that will be both eco-friendly and creative in design. Other design elements include art pieces and decorative pavers.
This is actually Phase II of the alley project. Phase I included renovation of the open space between buildings that links Main Street to Canteen Alley. Phase I was completed this winter. This renovation included new pavers and the addition of greenscape elements like trees and ornamental grasses to the space. Principal Financial Group was a funding partner of Phase I which is located near their Ottumwa office.
These projects are much needed additions to downtown revitalization efforts and will highlight one of Ottumwa’s long-standing treasures. They further compliment the other private investment that has been realized in the area. Construction on Phase II will begin this fall and will be completed in 2017.
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Canteen Alley – Phase I
Canteen Alley – Phase II