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Consultant's presentation regarding improvements to the Main Street to Third Street area of Bangor, Maine

Consultant's presentation regarding improvements to the Main Street to Third Street area of Bangor, Maine

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  • 1. West Side Village Neighborhood Land Use Plan
  • 2. Overarching Needs - Residents • Safe walking, day and night • Reclaim Second St. Park for the neighborhood • Accountable non-resident landlords • Tilt back toward home ownership • Running into neighbors you know by name • Place for community activities – and to welcome visitors • To be seen by others as a Good Neighborhood
  • 3. SUB AREAS 2 5 1 34 Second Street Park Third Street Shaw’s CedarStreet First Street Sanford Street ParkerStreet WarrenStreet PattenStreet WalterStreet SidneyStreet LarkinStreet LincolnStreet UnionStreet DavisSt. BarkerSt. Second Street Rite-Aid YMCA Fire Station Police Station Season’s Rest. Bangor Daily News Waterfront Park Bass Park Cross Arena One Neighborhood, Different Sections
  • 4. NEIGHBORHOOD IDENTITY & MARKETING West Side Village Neighborhood Plan
  • 5. Take Control of Your Brand • A brand that draws on competitive advantages: – Affordability – Everything within walking distance – Village-style streets • Target market: Gen Y homebuyers • $25K for neighborhood marketing effort
  • 6. 8980 69 62 82 WALK SCORES
  • 7. HOUSING QUALITY AND HOME OWNERSHIP West Side Village Neighborhood Plan
  • 8. Housing Quality • Code Enforcement • Housing Rehab assistance • Goal: 50-60 structures over next 4-5 years
  • 9. Home Ownership • Goal: Help 30 new home owners to buy in neighborhood over next 5 years – Buy-Fix-Resell – Help with down payment and closing costs
  • 10. 67% owner 33% renter 23% owner, 77% renter 31% owner, 69% renter 48% owner 52% renter Goal: 50% owner (+30 owner homes) Goal: 60% owner (+10 owner homes) Goal: Keep 67% owner FOCUS AREA
  • 11. Preliminary Opinion of Cost: Housing Rehab & Ownership Total Est. Cost* Home Improvement loans (5 yrs) $800,000 - $1,000,000 Home ownership assist with down payments, closing costs (5/yr, 5 yrs) $125,000 Neighborhood stabilization: Buy-fix-resell (5) $625,000 Acquisition & demolition (3-5) $300,000 Total $1,850,000- $2,050,000 * Plus private match where appropriate
  • 12. WALKING: STREETSCAPE, SIDEWALKS, LIGHTING, TRAFFIC CALMING West Side Village Neighborhood Plan
  • 13. An Outdoor Room Classic Small-Town Streetscape
  • 14. SIDEWALK INVENTORYNO sidewalk POOR sidewalk Third Street Second Street CedarStreet First Street Sanford Street WarrenStreet UnionStreet DavisSt. Barker St. ParkerStreet PattenStreet WalterStreet LarkinStreet LincolnStreet SidneyStreet Shaw’s Rite-Aid YMCA Fire Station Police Station Season’s Rest. Bangor Daily News Waterfront Park Bass Park Cross Arena GOOD sidewalk HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH MEDIUM Sidewalk Priorities See Focus Area
  • 15. HIGH PRIORITY LIGHTING NEEDS Pole with fixture Pole with no light fixture Decorative light fixture Coordinate with Shaw’s to keep some parking lot lights on after 10 pm. Need lighting in Second St. Park Need light fixture at intersection of Hellier and Patten Evaluate Cedar and Chester for additional light fixtures Need sidewalk on same side as lights on Walter Pedestrian lighting on north-south streets
  • 16. Traffic Calming, Crosswalks, ParkingSpeed humps: •Rounded •12-14’ length •Mid-block •Residential streets Cross-walks Hills where on street parking may be issue Trial speed tables: •Long raised area •22’ flat middle section •Mid-block or intersection •Local & collector streets Raised Intersection
  • 17. Preliminary Opinion of Cost: Sidewalks, Lighting, Traffic Calming Total Est. Cost* First Priority Sidewalks & Lighting (local streets except First-Davis- Barker) $355,000** $176,000 Traffic calming $67,000 $67,000 Total $422,000 $243,000 * not incl engineering, architecture ** not incl recommended decorative lighting on downtown-adjacent residential streets; timing depends on street/sidewalk reconstruction. Decorative lights ~$7,500 each.
  • 18. LAND USE – FOCUS AREAS Third Street Second Street CedarStreet First Street Sanford Street ParkerStreet WarrenStreet PattenStreet WalterStreet LarkinStreet LincolnStreet UnionStreet DavisSt. BarkerSt. SidneyStreet Extend regional entertainment node 2nd St Park Local historic area Extend regional entertainment node 2nd St Park Local historic area FOCUS AREAS
  • 19. SECOND STREET PARK West Side Village Neighborhood Land Use Plan
  • 20. Vegetation Management
  • 21. From First St. Side of Park
  • 22. Blind Turn along Chain Link Fence
  • 23. COMMUNITY BUILDING NEW CONNECTING PATH PATH FROM FIRST STREET TO PARK NEW PARK ENTRANCE REPLACE CHAIN LINK WITH LOW WOOD RAIL CONNECTING PATH TO MAIN STREET AMPHI- THEATER PATH/STAIRS CONNECTING TO HELLIER WIDER, IMPROVED PATH TO SHAW’S Pathways & Connections
  • 24. AMPHITHEATER
  • 25. Preliminary Opinion of Cost: Second Street Park Total Est. Cost* First Priority Vegetation Management** $50,000 $50,000 Paths (incl extended retaining wall) $119,000 $119,000 Lighting $45,000 $45,000 Amphitheater $300,000 Community Building $506,000 Total $1,020,000 $214,000 * not incl engineering, architecture **plus ongoing maintenance
  • 26. FIRST STREET, CEDAR TO DAVIS West Side Village Neighborhood Land Use Plan
  • 27. Existing First St. – Davis Ct.
  • 28. Early Phases of Redevelopment Connect to Second St Park Views to river valley
  • 29. Later Phase
  • 30. Thinking Farther Ahead 4-Way Intersection: •Safety •Prominence •Framed by Significant Buildings
  • 31. And Farther into the Future Formal local street
  • 32. Preliminary Opinion of Cost: Selected Public Improvements Total Est. Cost* First Priority Davis-Barker cross-street $200,000 $200,000 Parking deck (~50 spaces) $1,250,000 Sidewalks & Lighting Not yet estimated Reconfigure RR St intersection Not yet estimated Reconstruct Davis Ct. Not yet estimated * not incl engineering, architecture, acquisitions
  • 33. REGIONAL ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT West Side Village Neighborhood Land Use Plan
  • 34. Opportunities Sunnyside Garden New Housing or Retail Enclosed Farmers’ Mkt, Artisan’s Outlet, Shared Kitchen Hotel & Restaurant Townhouses or Live/Work Hollywood Casino Cross Insurance Center Bass Park Seasons McD Tim H Waterfront Park
  • 35. Farmers’ Mkt/Artisan’s Outlet
  • 36. Downtown Shuttle 15-20 Min Turnaround
  • 37. The Plan in Perspective
  • 38. Critical 15’ x 15’ Private Realm Critical 15’ x 15’ private realm Pedestrian- Friendly Form on Main Street Public Realm Public Realm
  • 39. An Entertainment Corridor by Design
  • 40. MAIN STREET West Side Village Neighborhood Land Use Plan
  • 41. Main Street Buck to Cedar Complete street, boulevard-style elements
  • 42. Intermittent to preserve left-hand turns
  • 43. Preliminary Opinion of Cost: Main Street Total Est. Cost* First Priority Main Street medians $503,150 $503,150 Lighting $237,850 Widened Sidewalk – east side of Main Street $100,000 • Concrete alternative $291,000 Retaining Wall – east side of Main Street $289,000 Total $1,130,000- 1,321,000 $503,150 * not incl engineering, architecture, acquisitions
  • 44. What To Do With Blank Walls….
  • 45. ...Street Art
  • 46. HISTORIC CONTEXT West Side Village Neighborhood Land Use Plan
  • 47. Throughout Neighborhood • Homes and streets that maintain original overall form and use. • Entire neighborhood may deserve to be inventoried for historical qualities
  • 48. Potential Local Historic District Existing nearby districtsPotential new district, Union to CHCS
  • 49. Malcolm Collins, AIA Historic Architecture Richert Planning City Regional Transportation