During its annual retreat in February 2019, City Council looked at projects that could help make Old Town more loveable for residents and visitors.
Projects under consideration for next year’s budget include:
- retractable bollards on Charles Street
- a landscaped western entrance to Old Town
- hopscotch and other game stencils on the Church Street sidewalk
- decorative crosswalks
- vacant lot gallery
- permanent display of a set of small-scale artworks
- a privately managed Wine Walk
- games in Wayne Ferguson Plaza
- a “Before I Die” public chalkboard
Sidewalk games added on sidewalk in front of Prohibition Chicken and Twister Root: Hopscotch (traditional) – Alphabet Snake – Hop Balance Jump – Mirror Me – “Psychedelic Orb” Hopscotch – Footprints (adult, child, dog).
The intent is to solidify the connection between Church Street and the rest of the Old Town core, encourage pedestrian traffic in the Old Town district, and add a colorful splash of fun for residents and visitors. It is a kind of love note from Lewisville to people in Old Town.
This is one of the first projects (along with the chalk engagement walls) from that initiative. It was one of the highest rated potential Loveable Old Town projects in an online poll of residents conducted in March. The paint is expected to last 3-5 years with regular touchups.