The Rhinelander city council has hired a firm to do a downtown economic development and Brown Street Streetscaping study at a cost of $32,000.
The council hired Vierbicher Associates of Reedsburg to do the work.
Council member Mark Pelletier said the consultant will look at a number of aspects of re-doing Brown Street...
"....this is just the first step. The $32,000...we're looking at as $5,000 stormwater, $5,000 water, $5,000 sewer and $15,000 grant and grant application..."
Vierbicher will work with the city to get a Community Development Block Planning Grant to partially fund the multi-million dollar work.
MSA Professional Services...with an office in Rhinelander... also had submitted a proposal to do the work.