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City seeks input on the future of the Reed Avenue Rail Corridor

CHEYENNE, Wyo – The Reed Avenue Rail Corridor in Downtown Cheyenne’s West Edge is in the process of getting a new identity.

The City of Cheyenne and the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) say that they are looking to hear from the public about on their vision for this corridor.

“The Reed Rail Corridor project will leave a lasting impression on our community. I encourage all citizens to engage with the survey to share their thoughts on this exciting opportunity,” said Mayor Marian Orr.

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To take the survey, visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/ReedAveDesign

City officials say that the potential to improve multi-modal mobility within the West Edge and surrounding neighborhood, create a signature public gathering space, and catalyze redevelopment for the West Edge. Building on the work of the Reed Avenue Corridor Master Plan (completed in 2018), the current final design project is refining the Master Plan concept to create a preferred alternative for hardscape materials, landscaping, lighting, street furnishings, and more.

“The Reed Avenue Rail Corridor was once a thriving industrial park.,” the City said in a media release. “Existing physical, psychological, and economic barriers including a shift to over-the-road trucking have created barriers to growth and revitalization.”

The Reed Avenue Rail Corridor project, largely funded through the 6th Penny, seeks to address these barriers and inject new life into the West Edge.

“This catalytic project will kickstart transformation and reinvestment in the West Edge,” said Amber Ash, Executive Director of the DDA. It is estimated that the investment in the Reed Avenue right-of-way could yield a substantial property tax increment within the West Edge District.