East Allen Street Gateway Enhancements Scoping Study
Public Meeting # 1: February 14, 2019, 6:30pm | An introduction to the project process and an opportunity for the public to voice their input on safety and mobility along East Allen Street. Meeting Flier » | Presentation » | Meeting Notes »
The East Allen Street Scoping Study advances the planning efforts for the East Allen Street corridor undertaken as part of the Winooski Transportation Master Plan and the Winooski Gateway Corridors Form Based Code. These planning efforts offered a vision for increased safety and mobility for all roadway users, improved streetscape amenities, and enhanced economic development opportunities along the major gateway corridors in Winooski.
East Allen Street carries over 18,000 vehicles per day in some locations, making this a major connection in the both the Winooski and regional transportation network, as well as serving as one of the main gateways into Winooski. This study seeks to identify a package of technically feasible and locally-supported improvements that enhance safety and accessibility for all modes, improve overall aesthetics, and maximize gateway development and redevelopment opportunities along East Allen Street.
The study area runs along East Allen Street (VT Route 15) from the Winooski Downtown Circulator east approximately 3,700 feet to Roland Court which is immediately east of the Interstate 89 Exit 15 interchange.
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The CCRPC Public Participation Plan is the foundation for all CCRPC public participation efforts. The public participation plan for the East Allen Street Gateway Enhancements Study will support the Social Community goal in the 2018 ECOS Plan: “Promote the skills, resources, and assurance needed for all community members to participate in the workforce and in their family, civic and cultural lives, within and among their neighborhoods, and in the larger community.” The ECOS Plan is the combined Regional Plan, the Metropolitan Transportation Plan and the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Chittenden County. This Plan is the culmination of almost two years of dedicated work from the municipalities, over 45 organizations, and residents. The Public Engagement Plan will also support Strategy 8 of the ECOS Plan: “Ensure that the projects and actions in all ECOS strategies assess equity impacts, and that the design and development of programs are inclusive of all and engage underrepresented populations.”
In order to accomplish these goals, the East Allen Street Gateway Enhancements Study will be led by an Advisory Committee and will include three public meetings.
Public Meeting | Thursday, February 14, 2019, 6:30pm, Winooski City Hall, 27 West Allen Street (Public Works & Planning Commission)
An introduction to the project process and an opportunity for the public to voice their input on safety and mobility along East Allen Street.
Public Workshop | Anticipated early summer 2019
Presentation of project goals and Draft Purpose and Need Statement. Review sketches of potential improvements and their performance. Workshop for attendees to comment on proposed improvements and suggest changes.
Presentations to Winooski City Council | Anticipated summer 2019
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- Consultant Scope of Work & Schedule »
- Purpose & Need Statement (To be added later)
- Corridor Vision & Goals (To be added later)
- Existing Conditions Report (To be added later)
- Existing Conditions Assessment (To be added later)
- Preliminary Concept Plan (To be added later)
- Draft Report (To be added later)
- Final Report (To be added later)
The role of the Advisory Committee is to represent a range of perspectives; review study materials and provide feedback; communicate with and provide updates to their organizations/constituents; and participate in developing the purpose and need statement, alternatives, and recommendations. Ultimately, the City Council will consider and endorse the final design recommendations of the Study.
Meeting # 1 | January 30, 2019, 1:00-3:00pm, CCRPC Office (110 West Canal Street, Suite 202, Winooski)
Overview of the study, solicit feedback on study goals, strategies, issues, and opportunities.
Meeting # 2 | Anticipated spring 2019
Overview of alternatives evaluation, solicit feedback on the options presented.
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