Quantcast

Joplin Tries, Tries Again - FOX 14 TV Joplin and Pittsburg News Weather Sports |

Joplin Tries, Tries Again

Updated:

     Last month, Joplin City Officials made a presentation to council members about some possible changes for downtown parking.
     It met with resistance and was tabled for later discussion.
     That discussion came tonight.
It all began with a twitter poll.
Anselm: "There was enough response to each of the options we presented on twitter that we decided to see if we could come up with a plan that would help address many of those, so that was my challenge to staff."
That challenge involves redesigning virtually every aspect of Main Street from 1st to 7th -- including reverse parking, adding biking lanes and...
Anselm: "Outdoor seating and more pedestrian friendly amenities was something that other downtown's are having success with creating and trying out some of those new ideas."
But, it met with challenges from downtown business owners.
Including the outdoor areas...
Hackett: "Tables and decoration set everything out, then I've got to turn around and pull it back in every time there's an event downtown."
Others say changes are needed...
Whitehead: "I think the on-street parking could use some help, there's lots of parking out back behind businesses, but a lot of people don't know about it."
Traffic was also on the list -- city officials have even discussed with mo-dot the possibility of removing the state highway designation through downtown, and possibly re-routing Missouri Highway 43 somewhere else through town...but all of that is simply an idea...an idea, worth looking into.
Hackett: "I'm willing to try it out, you never know how it's going to work, so I think that would be great if they want to try it out and see how it works and then make a final decision."
Whitehead: "I'm willing to give it a try but to me, my first thought was, it just sounds like it's confusing to customers."
And it's confusion the city hopes to clear up.
  Anselm says they're going to spend the winter canvassing downtown businesses and seeking more direct input.
     Anselm says the next proposal to council won't come until next spring.

 

Chris Warner
Reporter

A Joplin native, Chris first started in broadcasting at age 16 at KSNF-TV in 2004..

Chris joined the KOAM team in 2017 as an Associate Producer. In April, he moved into a full-time reporter position. He spent time from 2008 to 2016 in various retail roles around the region before returning to his passion at KOAM. Chris is excited to continue telling the stories of the four states. Chris and his wife Amber live in Joplin and have three amazing children.

Follow Chris:
On Facebook
On Twitter

Contact Chris:
417.624.0233 or 620.231.0400
cwarner@koamtv.com

  • Chris WarnerMore>>

  • Special Pool Tournament In Chanute

    Special Pool Tournament In Chanute

    Saturday, February 17 2018 8:27 PM EST2018-02-18 01:27:49 GMT

    Twenty different teams flocked to Chanute to play pool. Many of us are aware of the unique abilities of service dogs. Robin Shipley: "They can do CPR, they can dial 911. But, for some, those service dogs do a lot more.

    More >>

    Twenty different teams flocked to Chanute to play pool. Many of us are aware of the unique abilities of service dogs. Robin Shipley: "They can do CPR, they can dial 911. But, for some, those service dogs do a lot more.

    More >>
  • Yates Center Woman Says She's Being Evicted For "Complaining Too Much"

    Yates Center Woman Says She's Being Evicted For "Complaining Too Much"

    Thursday, February 15 2018 10:23 PM EST2018-02-16 03:23:10 GMT

         A Yates Center woman says she's being ordered out of her apartment for voicing her concerns about safety issues. Cheryl Berry says she moved into the Woodson Senior Residences in August of last year.

    More >>

         A Yates Center woman says she's being ordered out of her apartment for voicing her concerns about safety issues. Cheryl Berry says she moved into the Woodson Senior Residences in August of last year.

    More >>
  • Proposed Pay Plan Didn't Set Well With Everyone...At First, Now Change Is In The Air

    Proposed Pay Plan Didn't Set Well With Everyone...At First, Now Change Is In The Air

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 10:38 PM EST2018-02-14 03:38:18 GMT

         We told you last night about the discussions held by city council members in Joplin regarding a new pay plan for city employees.      It's one that didn't sit well with everyone.      At least at first. When asked about budgeting for raises City Finance Director Leslie Haase made a presentation to council, stating the city just doesn't have the money for pay increases for police and fire, or any other department.

    More >>

         We told you last night about the discussions held by city council members in Joplin regarding a new pay plan for city employees.      It's one that didn't sit well with everyone.      At least at first. When asked about budgeting for raises City Finance Director Leslie Haase made a presentation to council, stating the city just doesn't have the money for pay increases for police and fire, or any other department.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KFJX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.

KFJX - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
FCC Public File
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@fox14tv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments: to comments@fox14tv.com
Phone: (417) 782-1414 or (620) 230-0565
Web comments or questions: webmaster@fox14tv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158