Public Meeting Streetscape Phase 4 Design and Parking Plan Update

The Department of Community Development and Department of Public Utilities will host a public meeting on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm in the City Hall Council Chambers. The public is invited to view and comment on the design of the next phase of the Downtown Streetscape and the Downtown Parking Plan.

Streetscape Phase 4 begins at the Columbus Avenue intersection of North Street and continues to Madison Avenue.  Jon Dietrich, project director and Nick LaPointe, project manager with Fuss and O’Neill will present an overview of the project.  A $4.5 million Massworks Grant from the Department of Housing and Economic Development is secured for the construction costs and the project is scheduled to begin in July 2015.

The Streetscape Phase 4 design includes new light poles, new sidewalks and new roadway. Landscape upgrades include tiered planters, street trees and up-lighting.

Also, an update on the Downtown Parking Plan will be presented. The city has been researching new technology, interviewing potential parking vendors and working improving signage.