Lafountain & Dion Street Scoping Study

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Public Meeting # 3 – Presentation of Recommended Preferred Alternative to City Council: Monday, May 6, 6:00pm | Council Agenda » | Presentation »

The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC), in partnership with the City of Winooski (City), is conducting a scoping study of Lafountain and Dion Streets. The study will examine alternatives to the street’s configuration with a focus on enhancing the street for walking, biking, and urban tree planting. The study aims to achieve consensus on a conceptual alternative that the City can then work toward implementing.

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Public Participation

Public Meeting # 3 – Presentation of Recommended Preferred Alternative to City Council: Monday, May 6, 6:00pm | Council Agenda » | Presentation »

Public Meeting # 2 – Draft Alternatives Presentation: Wednesday, November 15, 6:30 PM, Winooski City Council Chambers | Meeting Flier » | Meeting Presentation » | Meeting Notes »

The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) held the second public meeting of the Lafountain Street and Dion Street Scoping Study (Study). The purpose of the Study is to investigate potential street reconfigurations along Lafountain Street and Dion Street, spanning from Main Street to East Allen Street, based on public feedback. The first public meeting was held back in May and aided the Study Team in gathering public input on local concerns, transportation needs, and ideas to develop alternative solutions to enhance the corridor. The public is encouraged to build upon their contributions at the first public meeting and help refine the draft alternatives.

Since May, the Study Team, in partnership with the Municipal Infrastructure Commission, has revised and finalized the Purpose and Need of the study and has developed and refined several alternatives that meet the Purpose and Need based on the input provided by the public and the direction of the Municipal Infrastructure Commission. The Study Team will present the draft alternatives to the public at a community meeting on Wednesday, November 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Winooski City Council Chambers. The goal of this meeting is to gather public input on the draft alternatives to help inform the Study Team’s decision in recommending a preferred alternative for further refinement.

The Draft Alternatives Presentation will include a short presentation that reviews the Purpose and Need of the study and outlines each alternative followed by a community discussion. The presentation will include an overview of each alternative and a comparison of key criteria including meeting the Purpose and Need, comparative costs, safety and mobility improvements, and anticipated impacts and permitting requirements. We invite you to share your concerns, opinions, and ideas to develop a preferred alternative that meets the community’s need for the corridor.

In accordance with provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended, the CCRPC will ensure public meetings are accessible to all people. Requests for free interpretive or translation services, assistive devices, or other requested reasonable accommodations, should be made to Emma Vaughn, CCRPC Title VI Coordinator, at 802-846-4490 ext. 121 or evaughn@ccrpcvt.org, at least 3 business days prior to the meeting for which services are requested.

Can’t make it to the meeting, but still want to contribute? Do you have a question or would like to join the project email list? We want to hear from you! Please reach out to Jason Charest at jcharest@ccrpcvt.org or 802-861-0127.


Public Meeting # 1 – Local Concerns Meeting: Monday, May 8, 2023, 6:30 PM, Winooski City Council Chambers | Meeting Flier »Meeting Presentation » | Meeting Notes » | Breakout Comments »

The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) held the first public meeting of the Lafountain Street and Dion Street Scoping Study (Study). The purpose of the Study is to investigate potential street reconfigurations along Lafountain Street and Dion Street, spanning from Main Street to East Allen Street, based on public feedback. The public is encouraged to participate in all phases of the Study, starting with the Local Concerns Meeting. The goal of the Local Concerns Meeting is to gather input on local concerns, transportation needs, and ideas to develop alternative solutions. This is an excellent opportunity to share your concerns and suggestions to enhance the corridor.

The Local Concerns Meeting will include a short presentation that outlines the Study’s purpose and current conditions, followed by a brainstorming and strategizing session to engage the community. We invite you to participate in this meeting and share your ideas and concerns to create a better future for the corridor.

In accordance with provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended, the CCRPC will ensure public meetings are accessible to all people. Requests for free interpretive or translation services, assistive devices, or other requested reasonable accommodations, should be made to Emma Vaughn, CCRPC Title VI Coordinator, at 802-846-4490 ext. 121 or evaughn@ccrpcvt.org, at least 3 business days prior to the meeting for which services are requested.

Can’t make it to the meeting, but still want to contribute? Do you have a question or would like to join the project email list? We want to hear from you! Please reach out to Jason Charest at jcharest@ccrpcvt.org or 802-861-0127.

The public involvement process will be informed and guided by the CCRPC’s Public Participation Plan.

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DOCUMENTS

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ADVISORY COMMITTEE

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 recommendations of the Study.

Winooski’s Municipal Infrastructure Commission is serving as the Advisory Committee for this project. Members of the public are welcome to attend Advisory Committee meetings with the understanding that there will be limited opportunity for public input so that the Advisory Committee can carry out their business. Meeting information will be posted here when scheduled.

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CONTACT

For more information, please contact Jason Charest, CCRPC Senior Transportation Planning Engineer, at (802) 861-0127.

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