Open House: March 2020
The Franklin Blvd Transformation project hosted its final open house on March 10th, 2020 at the Ford Alumni Center. During the event project staff shared the preferred alternative (also known as the preferred final concept design) and were available to share information and answer questions.
Planning and design for the Franklin Blvd Transformation began January 2019 during a four-day design workshop. The workshop introduced the community to the project, collected public comment and input to guide draft designs, and concluded with the unveiling of an initial conceptual design.
Following the workshop, three alternative designs were developed and presented at a second workshop May 2019. Copies of the three design options are available on the May 2019 Design Open House page. Following the May open house, project designs underwent refinement and evaluation to create a preferred final design concept.
Preferred Alternative / Preferred Final Concept Design
The Preferred Alternative uses a combination of roundabouts and signals with gateway roundabouts at each end. It also creates a new intersection at 13th Avenue and Moss Street. This alternative most closely resembles Alternative C that was presented during the May 2019 open house, but with refinements.
Information Station Topics
- Project Overview: An introduction to the project and work done to date
- Project Timeline: Depicts where work on the project is in relation to past and future milestones
- Proposed Bicycle and Pedestrian Operations: Discusses how intersections will work for people walking and biking
- Street Configurations: Portrays how physical constraints may impact street design
- Franklin Blvd & Walnut Street: Three-dimensional street-level rendering of a proposed roundabout at Franklin Blvd & Walnut Street
- Corridor Traffic Simulation Video: A video simulation of how traffic will flow through the corridor