Downtown Improvement
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Destination Franklin
Downtown Improvement Project
      Then and Now
Downtown Improvement Project
                 Project Description
HPP Project

•   West Central – Union to Main Street
•  ...
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•   Project Initiated - 2002
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                 Objectives | Goals
•   Downtown as a Destination | Focal Point
•   Create Ne...
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               Funding Sources
• High Priority Project (HPP) -
    $6.25 Million
•   PWED Gra...
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          Public Participation Format
Forums & Communication

• Public Workshops & Meetings (...
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                  Design Process
•   Schematic Designs
•   Traffic Analysis
•   Intersection ...
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       Basic Scope of Improvements
•   Roadways, Intersections + Sidewalks
•   Pedestrian Cro...
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               Design Solutions
          Pedestrian Accommodations




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          Pedestrian Accommodations




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   Traffic Calming | Pedestrian Safety




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   Traffic Calming | Pedestrian Safety




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  Existing View – Main St. & De...
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         Proposed Plan View
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         Proposed Plan View
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          Design Solutions
      Intersections | Gateways




   Existing View – Main St. & E...
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         Proposed Plan View
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      Location                              Exis...
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                Schedule Moving Forward
Spring 2010

• Coordination with Utilities | MBTA | M...
Downtown Improvement Project
               Schedule Moving Forward
Fall 2010

• Submit 75% Design (HPP) to MassDOT
• Prep...
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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 video recording of the workshop is available on Franklin Matters.

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Franklin MA Downtown Project - May Workshop - 20100512

  1. 1. Downtown Improvement Project Destination Franklin
  2. 2. Downtown Improvement Project Then and Now
  3. 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. 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. 5. Downtown Improvement Project Project Area HPP Improvements Area Northern Limits of Improvements
  6. 6. Downtown Improvement Project Project Area High Priority Project Improvements Area PWED Improvements Area Southern Limits of Improvements
  7. 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. 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. 9. Downtown Improvement Project Funding Sources • High Priority Project (HPP) - $6.25 Million • PWED Grant - $1 Million • Developer Mitigation • Other Sources (TBD)
  10. 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. 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. 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. 13. Downtown Improvement Project Design Solutions Pedestrian Accommodations Existing View – Main Street Looking South toward W. Central
  14. 14. Downtown Improvement Project Design Solutions Pedestrian Accommodations Existing View – Main Street Looking South toward W. Central
  15. 15. Downtown Improvement Project Design Solutions Traffic Calming | Pedestrian Safety Existing View – Main Street Looking Toward Emmons
  16. 16. Downtown Improvement Project Design Solutions Traffic Calming | Pedestrian Safety Existing View – Main Street Looking Toward Emmons
  17. 17. Downtown Improvement Project Design Solutions Traffic Calming | Pedestrian Safety Existing View – Main Street Looking Toward Dean College
  18. 18. Downtown Improvement Project Design Solutions Traffic Calming | Pedestrian Safety Proposed View (Traffic Signals, Raised Crosswalk, Period Lighting and Banners)
  19. 19. Downtown Improvement Project Design Solutions Intersections | Gateways Existing View – Main St. & Dean/Depot St.
  20. 20. Downtown Improvement Project Design Solutions Intersections | Gateways Proposed Plan View
  21. 21. Downtown Improvement Project Design Solutions Intersections | Gateways Existing View – Emmons St. & W. Central St.
  22. 22. Downtown Improvement Project Design Solutions Intersections | Gateways Proposed Plan View
  23. 23. Downtown Improvement Project Design Solutions Intersections | Gateways Existing View – Main St. & E. Central St.
  24. 24. Downtown Improvement Project Design Solutions Intersections | Gateways Proposed Plan View
  25. 25. Downtown Improvement Project Design Solutions Intersections | Gateways Existing View – Main St. & Emmons St.
  26. 26. Downtown Improvement Project Design Solutions Intersections | Gateways Proposed Plan View
  27. 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. 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. 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. 30. Downtown Improvement Project Thank You! Questions & Answers

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