MSU students presented their ideas on how to improve a familiar downtown landscape.
For their Urban Design Studio, landscape architecture students were tasked with coming up with solutions, especially when it comes to transportation and recreation concerns.
Students worked off of comments collected at a public forum last May.
Even though professors say they don't expect the ideas to be implemented, they say it's important for students to think big.
"Picking out little pieces of designs that community members and stakeholders are interested in is what it's meant to do and that's really one of the main goals so that students can get involved in the community," says MSU Adjunct Assistant Professor of Landscape Design Rebekah VanWieren.
Some ideas included lighted pathways in the parking lot, a pedestrian crosswalk across main street and a stage on the front lawn for music in the summer.