Terry First will be a focused project, occurring in three main phases below. For more detailed background and context for the project, please see the “About Terry First” page.

June – July

This portion of the project is dedicated to learning about what you envision for the future of the Terry Street Corridor.

Public engagement is central to developing something that represents community desire.


Terry First will incorporate an on-the-ground demonstration of potential physical improvements into the project. Often referred to as “placemaking” or “tactical urbanism”, this aspect of the project may incorporate temporary parklets, bike-lanes, straw-bale pedestrian islands, intersection art or other tactics to give people a sense of how an updated streetscape would function. Applying these types of temporary installations provides a sense of the possible without committing exorbitant sums of funding. Moreover, because of their temporary nature, these types of activities allows communities to learn by experimentation, homing in on final designs before permanent changes are made. This is an opportunity to see what works and what doesn’t in our community. 

Check out the images below. These are examples of placemaking activities from other communities.


Using the input we’ve heard from citizens and what we learned through the Build a Better Block event, we will develop concepts for street designs within the Terry Street corridor that will deliver a safer, more user friendly connection between ISU and Old Town.

The street is made up of several components. How could these components work best within the Terry Street / 1st Avenue corridor?
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