Kaukauna, Wis. — The city of Kaukauna Alley Activation Project beginning in April will connect the Second Street Alley and Third Street Alley near Heritage Mall and The Pub.

Alley Activation is the concept of utilizing alleys to create a space for business and public use, drawing pedestrian activity. Funded through the WEDC Community Development Investment Vibrant Spaces Grant, the alley and vacant lots between Second and Third streets will be converted into an attraction with beautification elements such as modern lighting, outdoor seating, a paved boardwalk and planting areas.

“We believe this project will provide a space for the community to gather and bring business into the downtown area,” Lily Paul, associate planner for the city of Kaukauna, said. “The project also connects the Nelson Trail and the Konkapot Trail going through the Fox Valley, creating a gateway into our downtown.”

[Adapted from: Kaukauna to revitalize underused alley space Feb. 27, 2024, Insight on Business]