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Franklin MA Downtown Project - May Workshop - 20100512

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The presentation used for the workshop on the Downtown Improvement Project held on 5/12/10. …

The presentation used for the workshop on the Downtown Improvement Project held on 5/12/10.

The video recording of the workshop is available on Franklin Matters.


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  • 1. Downtown Improvement Project Destination Franklin
  • 2. Downtown Improvement Project Then and Now
  • 3. Downtown Improvement Project Project Description HPP Project • West Central – Union to Main Street • East Central – Main Street to Ruggles Street • Main Street – Moore Ave to East Cenral Street • Emmons Street – West Central to Main Street PWED Project • Emmons Street – Main Street to Hillside North • Dean Avenue – Main to Ray Street • Depot Street – Main St. to Dean Ave (Incl. Mun. Lot) • Ray Street – Dean Ave to Depot Street
  • 4. Downtown Improvement Project High Priority Project (HPP) Project Area Project Area Improvement Area Public Works Economic Development (PWED) Improvement Area High Priority Project (HPP) Improvement Area
  • 5. Downtown Improvement Project Project Area HPP Improvements Area Northern Limits of Improvements
  • 6. Downtown Improvement Project Project Area High Priority Project Improvements Area PWED Improvements Area Southern Limits of Improvements
  • 7. Downtown Improvement Project Project Timeline | Update • Project Initiated - 2002 • HPP Notice To Proceed - October 2009 • Traffic Counts Completed - Fall 2009 • PWED Notice To Proceed - December 2009 • Technical Review Committee - January 2010 • Town Council - January 2010 • Survey Completed – Spring 2010 • Utility Coordination - May 2010
  • 8. Downtown Improvement Project Objectives | Goals • Downtown as a Destination | Focal Point • Create New Economic Development • Public Investment Leads to Private Investment • Improve Vehicular Circulation & Safety • Improve Emergency Response Time • Create Pedestrian Friendly Environment • Improve Accessibility (ADA Compliance) • Repair Deteriorated Conditions (1992 Improvements) • Improve Overall Aesthetics
  • 9. Downtown Improvement Project Funding Sources • High Priority Project (HPP) - $6.25 Million • PWED Grant - $1 Million • Developer Mitigation • Other Sources (TBD)
  • 10. Downtown Improvement Project Public Participation Format Forums & Communication • Public Workshops & Meetings (Business Owners & General Public) • Specialty Graphics & Handouts • 25% Design Public Hearing (MassDOT) • Progress Meetings & Coordination • Periodic “Walkabout” Sessions • Project Website • Coordination w/Business | Residential Community
  • 11. Downtown Improvement Project Design Process • Schematic Designs • Traffic Analysis • Intersection Layout • Preliminary Designs (25%) • Final Design (75% + 100%) • Construction (Bid) Documents Construction Administration • Regular Meetings | Coordination • Phased Construction • Communication
  • 12. Downtown Improvement Project Basic Scope of Improvements • Roadways, Intersections + Sidewalks • Pedestrian Crossings • Period Lighting, Other Utility Infrastructure • Signage • Tree Planting • Site Furnishings Key Issues • Traffic | Pedestrian Flow • Parking • Potential Land Takings (if required)
  • 13. Downtown Improvement Project Design Solutions Pedestrian Accommodations Existing View – Main Street Looking South toward W. Central
  • 14. Downtown Improvement Project Design Solutions Pedestrian Accommodations Existing View – Main Street Looking South toward W. Central
  • 15. Downtown Improvement Project Design Solutions Traffic Calming | Pedestrian Safety Existing View – Main Street Looking Toward Emmons
  • 16. Downtown Improvement Project Design Solutions Traffic Calming | Pedestrian Safety Existing View – Main Street Looking Toward Emmons
  • 17. Downtown Improvement Project Design Solutions Traffic Calming | Pedestrian Safety Existing View – Main Street Looking Toward Dean College
  • 18. Downtown Improvement Project Design Solutions Traffic Calming | Pedestrian Safety Proposed View (Traffic Signals, Raised Crosswalk, Period Lighting and Banners)
  • 19. Downtown Improvement Project Design Solutions Intersections | Gateways Existing View – Main St. & Dean/Depot St.
  • 20. Downtown Improvement Project Design Solutions Intersections | Gateways Proposed Plan View
  • 21. Downtown Improvement Project Design Solutions Intersections | Gateways Existing View – Emmons St. & W. Central St.
  • 22. Downtown Improvement Project Design Solutions Intersections | Gateways Proposed Plan View
  • 23. Downtown Improvement Project Design Solutions Intersections | Gateways Existing View – Main St. & E. Central St.
  • 24. Downtown Improvement Project Design Solutions Intersections | Gateways Proposed Plan View
  • 25. Downtown Improvement Project Design Solutions Intersections | Gateways Existing View – Main St. & Emmons St.
  • 26. Downtown Improvement Project Design Solutions Intersections | Gateways Proposed Plan View
  • 27. Downtown Improvement Project Design Solutions - Parking Location Existing Proposed HPP W. Central (Emmons to Main): 0 0 E. Central (Main to Ruggles): 25 26 (+1) Emmons (W. Central to Main): 0 8 (+8) Main (Emmons to E. Central): 35 26 (-9) PWED Emmons (Main to Ray): 3 3 Dean: 5 7 (+2) Depot: 15 20 (+5) Municipal Parking (Includes 2 HC Spaces): 59 63 (+4) Total = 142 153 (+11)
  • 28. Downtown Improvement Project Schedule Moving Forward Spring 2010 • Coordination with Utilities | MBTA | MassDOT • Prepare 25% Design (HPP) • Prepare Preliminary Design (PWED) Summer 2010 • Submit 25% Design (HPP) to MassDOT • Submit Preliminary Design (PWED) to Town • Water Main Improvements by Town Fall 2010 • Submit Final Design (PWED) to Town • 25% Design Public Hearing (HPP) by MassDOT
  • 29. Downtown Improvement Project Schedule Moving Forward Fall 2010 • Submit 75% Design (HPP) to MassDOT • Prepare Bid Documents (PWED) • Advertise/Bid/Award PWED Project Spring 2011 • Submit Final Design (HPP) to MassDOT • Begin Construction of PWED Project Summer 2011 • Prepare Bid Documents (HPP) • Advertise of HPP Project by MassDOT Fall 2011 • Bid & Award HPP Project – Begin Construction Spring 2012
  • 30. Downtown Improvement Project Thank You! Questions & Answers