Selection of Brown & Davenport Intersection Finishes

The City of Rhinelander Downtown Utility and Streetscape project has reached a milestone when a final decision for the finish appearance of the Brown & Davenport Street intersection will be needed. The Streetscape study completed for this area earlier promoted a more elaborate concrete pavement finish for this location. However, a new plan will now need to be selected because of subsurface vaults located within the intersection which cannot be relocated. The clearances between the vault and the surface will not allow for proper installation of concrete materials previously planned.

Attached are four alternative finishes proposed for this intersection location. The bump-out sections will be constructed with lower profile curb allowing for smoother transition through walkway sections. Use of colored (green) textured concrete in either the walkways, bump-outs, or perhaps no colored finishes can be considered. Walkways completed without textured concrete finish will receive standard painted crosswalk finishes on the pavement.

Please feel free to indicate your preference by indicating with use of web site located at

Final Streetscape Report

Click Here to view the final streetscape report completed that was approved by the City Council.  The level of streetscape (visible) improvements is not yet fully determined.  These provisions will require further consideration in the relative stages of continued project work.

Rhinelander City Council gets review of Proposed Streetscape plan
 at September 24th meeting

Gary Becker and Suzanne Vincent of Vierbicher Associates, the Madison-based firm charged with designing Rhinelander’s downtown streetscape project, presented a draft plan for the project to the City Council Wednesday.

(Photo by Marcus Nesemann/River News)


Short Term Plan

Long Term Plan

Rhinelander Downtown Streetscape Project
Public Meeting #2 Held Wednesday, July 23rd
Summary of Input


The second public meeting of the Rhinelander Downtown Streetscape Project was called to order at the Hext Theater at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.  Approximately 50 people attended this second public meeting.  After opening remarks by Mayor Johns, Public Works Director Tim Kingman offered a project overview and update.  Following Mr. Kingman, Gary Becker of Vierbicher Associates gave an overview of the meeting, describing the three stations at which citizens could review plans, ask questions, and provide comments.  The three stations covered Short Term Improvements for Brown Street, Short Term Improvements for Downtown in General, and the Long Term Vision.

Director of Public Works Tim Kingman told the group that surveyors would be going out in the next few weeks to locate utilities, fixtures, and rights-of way.  Surveyors would then be talking to each property owner and conducting building inspections and evaluations.  Following the surveying and fact-finding, the design process would be undertook in 2015, with construction set for 2016. READ MORE HERE

Rhinelander Downtown Streetscape Project
Public Meeting #1 - Summary of Input

Attendees: Approximately 56 (see attached list)

Gary Becker called the public meeting to order at 5:30, provided an overview of the meeting and introduced Mayor Johns.

Mayor Johns provided opening remarks.

Tim Kingman gave an overview of street reconstruction project (see attached map)

Gary Becker presented the highlights of a market analysis and then gave instructions for visiting the three stations which would  comprise the rest of the meeting.

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