The Hickory Street Square is a public gathering place and the location of several downtown events, including a Farmer's Market (June-October), Downtown Sounds (June-August) and Christmas Events, beginning with a Christmas Kickoff on the Saturday after Thanksgiving until the week before Christmas.
In 2009 the City received a Community Development Block Grant for Downtown Revitalization from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development. Phase I of the project included: street repair, decorative crosswalks, ADA crosswalks, bulb outs, as well as a public gathering place.
There are plans for additional phases to further develop the Hickory Street Square as well as replace downtown lighting, street furniture, additional decorative crosswalks, and bulb outs.
Find the Downtown Master Plan online (PDF).