Aldermen Discuss Update on Downtown Branson Streetscape Project

by: Marina Brett

Costs for a Downtown Streetscapes project have skyrockted.

Branson aldermen said the downtown project now has a projected $12 million price tag to finish the five sections planned for construction, which began in 2014. Officials are discussing different ways to generate revenue, including a proposal to bring parking meters to downtown.

No vote was taken by the Branson Board of Aldermen during the study session and they are expected to address the issue at their next meeting, according to online media reports.