DREAM concepts revealed for Fulton

The DREAM proposal includes landscaped signs to mark the entrance to downtown Fulton as “The Brick District.” This sign is located in the center of the new roundabout to mark the south entrance to downtown.

The DREAM proposal includes landscaped signs to mark the entrance to downtown Fulton as “The Brick District.” This sign is located in the center of the new roundabout to mark the south entrance to downtown. Photo by Don Norfleet.

Opening Court Street to two-way traffic and erecting large, landscaped signs to mark entrances to the shopping district were two suggestions revealed Thursday night as part of a master plan to grow and beautify downtown Fulton.

The guidelines were developed for Fulton as part of the Downtown Revitalization and Economic Assistance for Missouri (DREAM) program.

The suggested guidelines were discussed during a meeting at Fulton City Hall Thursday night.

DREAM building and streetscape guidelines were developed by Mike Hurlbert, senior project planner with PGAV Planners.

PGAV Planners, a planning consultant for the DREAM initiative, has been working with Fulton and the State of Missouri, and plans to complete its work next year.

Hulbert recommended that Court Street be returned to two-way traffic as a means of improving downtown retail sales and to make the area more attractive.

He said one-way streets are difficult for new visitors to negotiate.

“We don’t have one-way streets in any of the DREAM cities we have helped revitalize in Missouri,” Hulbert said. “They are undesirable.”

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