Design Open House: May 2019

The Franklin Blvd Transformation project hosted its second design workshop, open-house style, on May 29th, 2019 at the Romania Building. The results of work done by staff since the first workshop took place January 28th-31st was presented, including efforts to incorporate community feedback into design concepts evaluation and potential corridor alternatives generation.

Three Alternatives are Being Considered for Franklin Blvd 

Alternatives are available in both PDF and Google Earth formats. To view the Google Earth format, you will need to use Google Earth, which can be found [here].

  • Alternative A [Google Earth] [PDF] explores a series of roundabouts along the entire corridor.
  • Alternative B [Google Earth] [PDF] explores signalized intersections with one gateway roundabout at the east end.
  • Alternative C [Google Earth] [PDF] explores a combination of roundabouts and signals with gateway roundabouts at each end. Strategically placed roundabouts allow vehicles to make u-turns along the corridor to make it easier to access destinations on the other side of the street.

Four Information Stations were also Available. Station Topics included

  • Project Overview: An introduction to the project and summary of work done to date
  • Gateways: Presents design elements and character options for potential gateway treatments
  • Bikeways: Discusses the Franklin Blvd and Garden Ave bike networks and design options
  • Alternatives: Reviews different street design options being considered and explores the trade-offs for each design alternative