To keep pace with growth and enable economic development, the City of West Monroe entered into a partnership with the Downtown West Monroe Revitalization Group to launch a major campaign. This strategic campaign will focus on three major projects that will guide West Monroe forward into the future.
Downtown Infrastructure and Connectivity Improvements
The Downtown West Monroe Streetscape Master Plan includes the burying of overhead power lines, additional green space, and updated ADA compliant sidewalks and streetscapes. The plan will enhance connectivity to city wide parks, the downtown recreational area, and downtown retail shopping. Overhead gateway signage, underground utilities, and an improved streetscape will add to the aesthetics leading into Downtown West Monroe.
The Downtown Recreational Projects
The city recently purchased property along the Ouachita River in the downtown area that will provide a floating dock, fishing pier and kayak launch. The area will also offer an open-air amphitheater and a two-story multi-purpose space.
The final piece of the improvement campaign strategy is the
Indoor Sports Facility
The facility will be 80,000-100,000 square feet with eight hardwood basketball courts which can also be used for 16 volleyball courts, approximately 16 pickle ball courts, badminton, power lifting, wrestling, dance and cheer camps and competitions. One of the primary functions of the facility will be to increase tourism to our area by bringing in a diverse group of people from across the United States. The facility will serve as a driver for increased visitation and economic activity.
This facility will attract a variety of sporting events and tournaments, and the location for this facility will be property currently owned by the City of West Monroe located along Interstate 20 known as Pointe West. Construction on the facility will begin later this year.