FAIRBANKS -- Fairbanks residents offered artwork themes ranging from sternwheelers to mushers to ravens for green space that will be created by the realignment of downtown streets crossing the Chena River.
A committee organized under the Fairbanks Metropolitan Area Transportation System invited comment for filling a patch of land between the Cushman and Barnette street bridges when streets north of the river are realigned.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the triangular-shaped space isn't big but is historically important because it's where Fairbanks founder E.T. Barnette stopped a sternwheeler to set up shop after Felix Pedro's discovery of gold north of the city.
The art selection committee is taking suggestions through May 30.
The committee has a budget of $325,000 budget for the project. It's scheduled to be complete by May 2013.