City Public Works Crews Improving Downtown Landscaping

Date of release:  April 2, 2020

Photo:  Ed Wade with the Public Works Department is working on a landscaping bed on Broadway.

working on landscapingThe City of Paducah Public Works Department in coordination with Paducah Main Street is beginning a project to improve and beautify the landscaping along several streets in historic downtown Paducah.  Crews currently are focusing on removing dead plantings, weeds, overgrowth, and mulch so that the beds can be properly prepared.

The work will be in the landscaping beds along the following streets:

  • Broadway from Water to 7th Street
  • Kentucky Avenue from Water to 3rd Street
  • Jefferson Street from Water to 3rd Street
  • North 2nd Street from Broadway to Madison Street
  • Market House Square
  • Gazebo Parking Lot

Public Works Director Chris Yarber says, “The goal is to create a comprehensive and consistent downtown landscaping plan that looks beautiful during all of our seasons.  Furthermore, we will be pruning some of the trees to improve their health and vitality.”

The City of Paducah is working with a local landscape architect to develop a master plan of landscaping for the downtown district.  The new plantings and pruning will take place this spring once the beds are prepared.

Yarber adds, “Several of our downtown business owners have done an incredible job of beautifying the spaces in front of their stores.  Plus, we have Adopt-a-Spot locations that are in great condition.  I want to work with the merchants who have invested in their landscaping to incorporate it with the new plantings.  Please reach out to me in the Public Works Department to coordinate a meeting so that we can work together on determining a plan for these areas.”

To reach Yarber, call the Public Works Department at 270-444-8511 and leave a message with your name, phone number, and business address.