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Executive Summary
A. Key Findings
B. Recommended Plan
1. Marketing
2. Management
3. Streetscape
4. Municipal Parking
5. Gateways
6. Town Common and Walking Park
7. Facade Improvements
8. Funding Sources
9. Implementation Plan

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September 01

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Existing Street Section A
Proposed Street Section A
Existing Street Section B
Proposed Street Section B
Streetscape Existing Conditions
Streetscape Sketch One
Streetscape Existing Conditions
Streetscape Sketch Two

Create a continuous system of curbed sidewalks on both sides of the street that give the visual cue that the user has entered a distinct and pedestrian friendly downtown area.

  • Create landscape buffers between this sidewalk and parking lots adjacent to the street to screen cars and asphalt.

  • Add street trees to this buffer, where appropriate, to provide scale and shade.

  • Using the sidewalk and curb system create clear and definite entries and exits to commercial establishments.

  • Consider the addition of bicycle lanes and bike racks.

  • Provide lighting that is scaled to the pedestrian versus automobile traffic, thus adding a scale element with detail and interest.

  • Determine the best location for and establish clear and strongly delineated crosswalks at several locations. Strengthen these pedestrian connections with the addition of "bump-outs". These bump-outs will act as traffic calming measure and provide a means for pedestrians to get beyond any parked cars and become visible to oncoming traffic before actually entering the street.

The estimated costs of these proposed streetscape improvements, for an approximate 2,600 lineal feet along Main Street, are $722,000 (rounded) with a 15.0% contingency for a total of $830,300 (rounded).

 

 


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