Main Street North Streetscape Design
The City is undertaking a design project that is the culmination of over 15 years of study for the stretch of Main Street from Earle Street to the Windsor Town Line. The project will include improved curb and sidewalk, landscaping, improved bus stops, updated traffic signals, decorative lighting, and bicycle facilities. Design is anticipated to be completed in Spring 2021.
The City initiated a public engagement process on September 15, 2020 with a kick-off meeting hosted in conjunction with Representative Brandon McGee. An advisory panel began meeting on October 7, 2020 to review pertinent information about the corridor and offer insights. Public outreach will continue throughout the design process.
In 2005 an initial study of the street design was conducted. This was followed by a market development study in 2008 and a market survey completed in 2015. In 2015, the City began a streetscape design study with the consulting assistance of VHB Inc. The study was suspended in 2016 as the City reassessed its finances. An Urban Action grant has enabled the City to restart the design process.