The Green Bay Public Works Department is announcing that the City of Green Bay will allow vehicles to be parked on the grass and in setback areas Saturday, September 3rd. On-street parking restrictions and temporary traffic control measures to accommodate event traffic will also be in place. Game time is 2:30 P.M. with event activities starting at 10:00 A.M. Oneida Street between Lombardi and Mike McCarthy Way will close at 4:00 A.M. Lombardi Avenue will be closed prior to kick-off and remain closed until parking lot and pedestrian traffic clears post game. Motorists near Lambeau Field should expect travel delays. Motorists not attending the game may want to avoid the area and use alternate routes.
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The City of Green Bay – Department of Public Works is announcing road closures for the annual ArtStreet event to be held Friday, August 26th through Sunday, August 28th.
The following streets will be closed beginning Friday, August 26, 8:00 A.M.:
1. Cherry Street – From Jefferson Street to alley west of Adams Street
2. Adams Street – From Walnut Street to Northland Street
3. Northland Street – From Washington Street to Adams Street
In addition to the Friday morning Street closures, the following street will be closed beginning at 1:00 P.M.
1. Washington Street – From Pine Street to Northland Street
No detour routes will be established due to these street closures. These streets are scheduled to re-open around 8:30 P.M. on Sunday, August 28th. The Adams Street Parking Lot, located immediately south of the Baylake Bank building, will close Friday, August 26, at 5:00 A.M. and will re-open to public parking after
ArtStreet cleanup. The Cherry Street, Pine Street, and Main Street Ramps will remain open during ArtStreet.
Any vehicle left overnight in Adams Street Parking Lot Thursday, August 25th, may be
towed. Any vehicle parked on street marked as closed for event may be towed.
On Tuesday, August 16, the Green Bay Common Council approved using $1,000,000 of the Excess Stadium Tax toward economic development projects located within the City of Green Bay’s municipal boundaries. The City will use a competitive application process that will enable community groups to submit projects. Applications will be due to the City of Green Bay Finance Director, Dawn Foeller by 4:00 pm on September 23, 2016.
Funding priority will be given to organizations or activities that: impact economic development within the city; leverage excess stadium tax dollars with community or outside dollars; demonstrate a strong track record with the ability to complete the project; incorporate specific, measurable and realistic evaluation criteria; and present a reasonable, sound budget.
In order to give a fair hearing to applicants, the Common Council approved a sub-committee comprised of Alders Dorff, Galvin and Zima, Finance Director Foeller, Attorney Chavez and Economic Development Director Vonck. They will consider all applications between September 26, and October 10, and present their recommendations to the Finance Committee on October 11, and then to the Common Council on October 18 for final approval.
In 2015, the City of Green Bay received $5.4 million from the state due to an over-collection of the half-percent tax for Lambeau field. Governor Scott Walker approved disbursement of funds to Green Bay with the caveat that the money be used for debt relief, economic development and/or lowering taxes.
To access the application, please visit http://greenbaywi.gov/wp-content/uploads/ExcessStadiumSalesTaxApplication.pdf
To kick off the planning process for the Velp Avenue Areawide Plan, Mayor Jim Schmitt and Green Bay city officials would like to invite interested community members to attend the first of three public meetings. The kick-off meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, located at 341 Wilson Avenue.
This area, which runs along Velp Avenue, is bounded by Military Avenue on the west and Atkinson Drive on the east. The area was historically developed in a mixture of commercial, residential and industrial uses. The City will use this Areawide Plan to guide development in this area.
This kick-off meeting is intended to introduce the community to the planning process, outline the overall goals of the Plan, and identify various ways that interested stakeholders can become involved. The meeting will begin with a formal presentation followed by open discussions and exercises to gather public opinion. There will also be opportunities for attendees to provide feedback on the direction and themes of the proposed planning process.
The Green Bay Public Works Department is announcing the temporary closure of one bridge crossing the Fox River, the Ray Nitschke Memorial Bridge (US 141, Main Street), for a weekend long special event. At 8 PM on Fri Aug 5, the bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic with a scheduled reopening at 6 PM on Sun Aug 7.
The bridge will be closed west of the Fox River on Dousman St at Broadway, and will be closed east of the Fox River on Main St at Washington St. Main St and Dousman St traffic will be detoured across the Fox River over the Donald A. Tilleman Bridge (WIS 54, Mason St) via Ashland Ave, Mason St, and Monroe Ave.
Although the Walnut Street Bridge will remain open to traffic, motorists should anticipate backups and may want to use alternate routes, as temporary lane closures along E Walnut St will remain in place over the weekend for an ongoing roadway project.
Access to residences and businesses will be maintained at all times. Bridge lifts will continue to occur as normal and as needed for river traffic and pleasure craft.