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City Council Permanently Closes the 700 Block of Laurel Street

During its study session on April 24, 2023, to discuss the Downtown Specific Plan + Streetscape Master Plan project, the Council directed city staff to move forward with a bold vision to transform the 700 block of Laurel Street into a public plaza, thereby paving the way for a more vibrant and pedestrian-friendly downtown.

Four months later, at its regular meeting on August 28, the Council adopted Resolution 2023-108 declaring its intention to permanently close the 700 block of Laurel Street. On November 17, 2023, the Council held a public hearing and determined the permanent closure of the 700 block of Laurel Street would be established by adoption of an Ordinance. Approximately one month later, on December 11, Ordinance No. 1605, permanently closing the 700 block of Laurel Street, was adopted by the City Council.


To access the two Resolutions, and Ordinance, refer to the links below:


Read the full text of the State Pedestrian Mall Law of 1960. 

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