Binghamton residents and business owners will learn more about proposed changes for the Washington Street Pedestrian Mall at an upcoming downtown meeting.

Representatives of Environmental Design & Research will present the latest design concepts for an improvement project at a public meeting scheduled for Thursday evening.

The work on Washington Street between Court Street and the MetroCenter entrance is to be done in conjunction with the city's planned "Arts DECO District."

The project consultants provided an overview at a June session. They'll provide more information and listen to what people have to say about the pedestrian mall enhancements. Construction is expected to start next year.

Thursday's meeting will be held at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator at 120 Hawley Street. It's scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

Empire State Development's Greater Binghamton Fund has allocated $1.7 million for work related to the Arts DECO District.

A construction crew working on a previously-planned Washington Street Mall project on November 4, 2014. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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