After a December public input session on concepts for the redevelopment of Aggieville’s 12th and Laramie Streets, Manhattan City Commissioners Tuesday got a chance to weigh in on a pair of possibilities.

      Mark Hatesohl

Engineering and design firm Olsson is working on the project which would see 12th Street closed to traffic and transformed into a pedestrian environment – with concepts including decorative paving, string lights, extensive planters and potentially new outdoor dining space.

Aggieville business owners in December gave positive reviews for the early plans – and commissioners were largely on board as well, though wanted to ensure proper drainage was considered as design work continues.

      Usha Reddi

Preliminary cost estimates put the project around eight million dollars, funding for which will come from the well-performing Aggieville Tax Increment Finance district’s revenue.