Downtown Mansfield intersection

A pop-up event is planned for this downtown corner Aug. 2-18 by the Richland County Regional Planning Commission.

MANSFIELD – The Richland County Regional Planning Commission has organized a pop-up event to take place on the portion of 4th Street between North Diamond and North Main Street in downtown Mansfield from Friday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug. 18.

The pop-up will feature a sidewalk extension that’ll temporarily replace the street parking along this portion of 4th Street, the addition of a temporary mid-block crossing leading from the Mansfield City’s municipal parking lot and curb bump-outs. 

“The purpose of the event is to show the potential of implementing more permanent walkability and traffic calming measures on this portion of 4th Street,” said RCRPC transportation planner Nick Leturgey. “The notion is to test the waters and see what it could look like to make this section of 4th Street easier to use as a pedestrian.” 

The temporary mid-block crossing will be painted later this week by Mansfield Murals. Fourth Street will be closed Tuesday, July 30 at 6 p.m. and reopen on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 5 a.m. as a result. The mid-block crossing will be done in a way that it can later be removed. 

Outdoor seating options will be added along this portion of Fourth Street during the duration of the pop-up, too. 

This project was made possible by funding from the Richland County Foundation Board Discretionary Fund and Richland Public Health. It is one of the first projects to be completed from the Mansfield Rising Plan. 

For more information, contact Nick Leturgey at email: nleturgey@rcrpc.org and phone: 419-774-7873.

About Richland County Regional Planning Commission

The objective of the Richland County Regional Planning Commission is to determine the people's needs, problems and hopes, and to plan the environment in accordance with them. Combined with the active Past Presidents and the special Coordinating Committee members, the Commission represents a diverse cross section of the governmental, business and civic leadership of Richland County. The "region" served is all of Richland County, including its municipalities and townships.

Learn more at www.rcrpc.org.

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