Ideas for Ottawa downtown bloom during meeting

Landscaping, two­lane traffic and even a drive­in theater were all ideas discussed during yesterday’s meeting to gather community input for improving downtown Ottawa.
The meeting was hosted by the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce and Topeka architecture firm Architect One. The company is a full­service firm that specializes in both commercial and residential architecture. Recently, it completed a revamping of Topeka’s downtown area, called the Kansas Avenue Project.
“We’re influencing people to think outside the box or inspiring them to be engaged and interact with downtown,” Scott Gales, president of Architect One, said during the opening of the meeting.

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