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Rochester's Uptown neighborhood to get nearly $500,000 in upgrades

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Rochester city officials are debating what the stretch of Second Street Southwest west of Highway 52 will look like.

The neighborhood, called Uptown, will be getting nearly half a million dollars in aesthetic upgrades.

That stretch of Second Street Southwest has been under construction for a while now, and as the street project in that area wraps up, the City Council has dedicated just over $439,000 to these aesthetic enhancements. This is down from the original proposal of more than $567,000.

The enhancements include things like planters, fencing and decorations for things like bus shelters and stone benches. They will identify the stretch of Second Street Southwest as the Uptown neighborhood.

Business owners and those who live nearby say they're excited for the reinvestment.

The funding for the project will come from the city sales tax.

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