Walhalla address Streetscape

At no charge, a Greenwood company has given Walhalla’s elected leaders an idea of what it could cost to re-work a four-block section of the downtown business district: #359 :15 “…FOR FREE.” At the start of an informal City Hall meeting, Mayor Edwards last night referred to a Greenwood company’s estimate of $2.3 million that gives Walhalla a kick-start in what could be a new look for Main Street, from Tugaloo east. The city council last night wasted little time in scaling down the costs of some of the items Town and Country suggested. For instance, the company suggested sidewalk benches at a cost of $1,950 a bench. But the city would find benches at a far smaller cost. Councilman Tjay Bagwell led the mayor and council in a discussion of whether a two-lane or a four-lane Main Street is what they want and how to slow down traffic, especially trucks, to make the core commercial area more pedestrian-friendly. Restaurateur Kay Owens said, “I’m for this.” But Owens does have some concerns. It was suggested the city invite all merchants to a public information meeting, and the there was a positive reaction to that recommendation.