A look at the Reed Avenue Rail Corridor plan

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KGWN) - The Reed Avenue Rail Corridor master plan was presented to the planning commission. They just made a recommendation in favor of it to the governing body. This plan will move onto city council.

The Reed Avenue Rail Corridor project is a redevelopment plan.

Troy Russ, of Kimley-Horn, says, “Really the highlight is we’re trying to change an industrial first corridor and the roadway…there is no roadway…it’s dirt and gravel…to be more inviting.”

The plan is to revitalize Reed Avenue as a vibrant corridor that spurs investment within the West Edge district.

Troy explains, "We’d like to see businesses, residents, and industrial activities reinvest in this corridor to help downtown Cheyenne.”

Some key points of the master plan involves changing the district into a mixed-use environment and making the area more pedestrian-friendly.

The plan also includes walking paths, improved lighting, and a bicycle-friendly environment by connecting to the citywide Greenway.