This artist’s rendering (left) of the ArtStop shelter shows what the 32-foot tall structure will look like when it is in place at the busy crossroads of S. Kinnickinnic and E. Lincoln Avenues. The ArtStop shelter will be a significant aesthetic improvement over a somewhat dilapidated bus shelter that has been at the location for years.
The ArtStop project is also an important public amenity that is part of the ongoing revitalization of the KK and Lincoln crossroads, and it will also serve a practical purpose as a bus shelter. The shelter’s lighting will help set the mood after dark, and that lighting will be powered by 100% renewable energy.
The Kinnickinnic Avenue Business Improvement District has voted to maintain any ongoing maintenance costs associated with the project, meaning no taxpayer dollars will be used for upkeep. The lion’s share of the construction costs for the project are coming from the estate of Donald Dombrowski, who bequeathed his entire estate to the city’s Department of Public Works.