Destination Franklin Downtown Improvement Project
Project Area Project Area PWED  Improvements Area High Priority Project  Improvements Area High Priority Project  Improvem...
Project Area High Priority  Project  Improvements  Area Northern Limits  of Improvements
Project Area High Priority  Project  Improvements  Area PWED  Improvements  Area Southern Limits  of Improvements
Project Timeline | Update <ul><li>Discussions Begin - 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Initial Concepts - 2002 to 2003 </li></ul><ul...
Project Timeline | Update <ul><li>Meeting with Dean College - December 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Project Kickoff Meeting - Ma...
Objectives / Goals <ul><li>Downtown as a Destination | Focal Point </li></ul><ul><li>Create New Economic Development </li>...
Funding Sources <ul><li>High Priority Project (HPP) - $5 Million </li></ul><ul><li>PWED Grant - $1 Million </li></ul><ul><...
Public Participation | Stakeholders <ul><li>Key Stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Town of Franklin </li></ul><ul><li>Downtown...
Public Participation Format <ul><li>Forums & Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Public Workshops & Meetings (Business Owners ...
Design Process <ul><li>Schematic Designs </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Intersection Designs </li></...
Basic Scope of Improvements <ul><ul><li>Roadways, Intersections + Sidewalks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pedestrian Crossing...
Proposed View (Highly Visible Crossing, Period Lighting, Special Pavement Treatments) Design Solutions Traffic Calming/Ped...
Design Solutions Traffic Calming/Pedestrian Safety Proposed View (Traffic Signals, Raised Crosswalk, Period Lighting and B...
Design Solutions Intersections & Gateways Existing View – Main St. & Dean/Depot St.
Proposed Plan View Design Solutions Intersections & Gateways
Design Solutions Intersections & Gateways Existing View – Emmons St. & W. Central St.
Design Solutions Intersections & Gateways Proposed Plan View
Design Solutions Intersections & Gateways Existing View – Main St. & E. Central St.
Design Solutions Intersections & Gateways Proposed Plan View
Design Solutions Intersections & Gateways Existing View – Main St. & Emmons St.
Proposed Plan View Design Solutions Intersections & Gateways
Schedule Moving Forward HPP + PWED <ul><li>January 13, 2010 - Meeting with TRC </li></ul><ul><li>January 20, 2010 - Presen...
Schedule Moving Forward PWED <ul><li>Project Management by Town of Franklin </li></ul><ul><li>Late Spring - Preliminary De...
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Downtown Improvement Project 1/20/2010

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This Downtown Improvement Project update was presented by Weston & Sampson to the Franklin, MA Town Council on Wednesday, Jan 20, 2010.

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Downtown Improvement Project 1/20/2010

  1. 1. Destination Franklin Downtown Improvement Project
  2. 2. Project Area Project Area PWED Improvements Area High Priority Project Improvements Area High Priority Project Improvements Area
  3. 3. Project Area High Priority Project Improvements Area Northern Limits of Improvements
  4. 4. Project Area High Priority Project Improvements Area PWED Improvements Area Southern Limits of Improvements
  5. 5. Project Timeline | Update <ul><li>Discussions Begin - 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Initial Concepts - 2002 to 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Various Planning Initiatives - 2002 to 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Public Participation + Workshops - 2002 to 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Grant Applications - 2004 to 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Funding Awards - 2005, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Project Meetings and Presentations - 2002 to 2007 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Project Timeline | Update <ul><li>Meeting with Dean College - December 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Project Kickoff Meeting - March 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>MassDOT Audit Completed - July 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>HPP Notice To Proceed - October 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic Counts Completed - Fall 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Survey Completed - Fall 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>PWED Notice To Proceed - December 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>25% Design Underway </li></ul>
  7. 7. Objectives / Goals <ul><li>Downtown as a Destination | Focal Point </li></ul><ul><li>Create New Economic Development </li></ul><ul><li>Public Investment Leads to Private Investment </li></ul><ul><li>Improve Vehicular Circulation & Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Improve Emergency Response Time </li></ul><ul><li>Create Pedestrian Friendly Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Improve Accessibility (ADA Compliance) </li></ul><ul><li>Repair Deteriorated Conditions (beyond 1992 improvements) </li></ul><ul><li>Improve Overall Aesthetics </li></ul>
  8. 8. Funding Sources <ul><li>High Priority Project (HPP) - $5 Million </li></ul><ul><li>PWED Grant - $1 Million </li></ul><ul><li>Developer Mitigation </li></ul><ul><li>Other Utilities Work </li></ul><ul><li>Other Sources (TBD) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Public Participation | Stakeholders <ul><li>Key Stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Town of Franklin </li></ul><ul><li>Downtown Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Business Community/Abutters/Residents </li></ul><ul><li>Dean College </li></ul><ul><li>MassDOT/FHWA/MBTA </li></ul>
  10. 10. Public Participation Format <ul><li>Forums & Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Public Workshops & Meetings (Business Owners & General Public) </li></ul><ul><li>Specialty Graphics & Handouts </li></ul><ul><li>Newsletter (Flyer & Electronic) </li></ul><ul><li>25% Design Public Hearing </li></ul><ul><li>Progress Meetings & Coordination </li></ul><ul><li>Periodic “Walkabout” Sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Project Website </li></ul>
  11. 11. Design Process <ul><li>Schematic Designs </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Intersection Designs </li></ul><ul><li>Preliminary Designs (25%) </li></ul><ul><li>Final Design (75% + 100%) </li></ul><ul><li>Construction (Bid) Documents </li></ul>Construction Administration <ul><li>Regular Meetings | Coordination </li></ul><ul><li>Phased Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul>
  12. 12. Basic Scope of Improvements <ul><ul><li>Roadways, Intersections + Sidewalks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pedestrian Crossings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Period Lighting, Other Utility Infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Signage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tree Planting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Site Furnishings </li></ul></ul>Key Issues <ul><ul><li>Traffic Flow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Potential Land Takings (if required) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Proposed View (Highly Visible Crossing, Period Lighting, Special Pavement Treatments) Design Solutions Traffic Calming/Pedestrian Safety
  14. 14. Design Solutions Traffic Calming/Pedestrian Safety Proposed View (Traffic Signals, Raised Crosswalk, Period Lighting and Banners)
  15. 15. Design Solutions Intersections & Gateways Existing View – Main St. & Dean/Depot St.
  16. 16. Proposed Plan View Design Solutions Intersections & Gateways
  17. 17. Design Solutions Intersections & Gateways Existing View – Emmons St. & W. Central St.
  18. 18. Design Solutions Intersections & Gateways Proposed Plan View
  19. 19. Design Solutions Intersections & Gateways Existing View – Main St. & E. Central St.
  20. 20. Design Solutions Intersections & Gateways Proposed Plan View
  21. 21. Design Solutions Intersections & Gateways Existing View – Main St. & Emmons St.
  22. 22. Proposed Plan View Design Solutions Intersections & Gateways
  23. 23. Schedule Moving Forward HPP + PWED <ul><li>January 13, 2010 - Meeting with TRC </li></ul><ul><li>January 20, 2010 - Presentation to Town Council </li></ul><ul><li>January 21, 2010 - Presentation to Downtown Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Winter | Spring | Summer 2010 - Public Workshops + Public Information Meetings </li></ul>
  24. 24. Schedule Moving Forward PWED <ul><li>Project Management by Town of Franklin </li></ul><ul><li>Late Spring - Preliminary Design Submission </li></ul><ul><li>Spring | Summer - Town Water Main Improvements </li></ul><ul><li>Fall - Final Design Submission </li></ul><ul><li>TBD - Advertisement/Bid Opening/Contractor Selection </li></ul><ul><li>TBD - Construction Start </li></ul>
  25. 25. Questions & Answers Thank You!

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