May 04. 2012 6:00AM - Last modified: May 04. 2012 6:42AM

EAU CLAIRE - New plan for downtown Eau Claire features pedestrian mall, outdoor performance venue

The Downtown Master Plan unveiled Thursday would turn 2 blocks of a downtown side street into a pedestrian mall that ends with an outdoor performing arts venue.

Conceptual drawings from the new plan show a promenade with grassy, landscaped islands, leading up to a large tent-like structure between buildings along the east bank of the Chippewa River.

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