Vision for depot's future

KNDY Radio owner Bruce Dierking, left, Marysville, listens as Kansas State University landscape architecture and design students explain their visions for the city’s historic depot area. Dierking is vice president of the depot preservation society’s board.

A new “heart” of Marysville, grass buffers along Broadway, squirrel track paths to promote Black Squirrels on Parade and revitalizing vacant lots in the northwest part of town were among ideas presented for creating a more vibrant community at an open house by Kansas State University students Nov. 6 at Marysville City Building.

The urban planning and design students had worked the past two semesters on ways to address housing and downtown revitalization in town and also renovation of the historic Union Pacific Depot.