Live Oak — Local residents, business leaders and city officials filled the Passenger Train Depot Tuesday evening to discuss the future of Downtown Live Oak and to prioritize a list of projects they would like to see done in the upcoming CRA fiscal year. As a result, the group decided roadways, a medical clinic facility or shopping mall mixed with residential housing, a splash park and Wi-Fi were among their top five concerns to address.
The meeting began with CRA Chairman Keith Mixon welcoming the meeting attendees. Mixon talked about what the city has accomplished recently in addition to about a dozen or more buildings that have received a facelift as a part of the CRA facade grant program.
In downtown Live Oak, Heritage Trail has been completed; sidewalks to Heritage Park were installed; the stoplight at Howard Street and Pine Avenue was removed for better traffic flow; and DOT approved lighting for the US 129 and I-10 corridor.