Fourth Street Heritage Corridor Project
The Fourth Street Heritage Corridor Project is a multi-phase streetscape renovation designed to increase street life through wider sidewalks, outdoor seating, landscaping, and public art. The KURA paid for 46% of this $2,198,600 Fourth Street Heritage Project. Two phases of the project are complete totaling five blocks from the Community Library at Spruce Avenue across Main Street to the corner of First Street. The final phase of the project would add three additional blocks, creating a unified streetscape from the Library southwest to the Ketchum Post Office.
The Walkable Ketchum Project: Making Ketchum More Pedestrian Friendly
Improving infrastructure within the KURA district is a priority, as doing so enhances the opportunities for economic development and additional private investment. The goal of this project, spearheaded by the KCDC, is to address issues of wayfinding and signage; infrastructure; and ongoing public policies and maintenance related to walkability. The initial phase, now fully implemented, includes directional and locational signage for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles, as well as nine solar streetlights in the downtown core to significantly increase safety. The KURA invested $111,500 in this project’s first phase for the development and installation of wayfinding signage and solar streetlights throughout the city.
Sidewalks and Infrastructure
The KURA has identified key sidewalk segments to be constructed throughout Ketchum. Recent example of new sidewalks include Warm Springs Road from the Highway to 8th Street, Washington Avenue between 4th and 5th Street, and 5th Street between 1st Avenue and the 2nnd Avenue alley. Each year the KURA is investing and constructing new sidewalks.
In partnership with the City of Ketchum, the KURA funded new tennis courts at Atkinson Park and the expansion of the Guy Coles Skate Park. These projects provide important amenities to both residents and visitors and contribute toward a vibrant active community.