Changes to the Historic Franklin Street Streetscape
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Many changes coming to Franklin Street and its intersections with N Buffalo Street, Mechanic Street, E Main Street, Chapel Street and Factory Street. The Village recieved an Erie County CDBG Smart Growth Grant in the amount of $325,000. Joy Kuebler Landscape Architect, PC is the firm that was hired to design the streetscape. Joy along with her associates had multiple walkarounds with outrerach and stakeholder meetings to get ideas and concerns for this area. They used the information from the meetings and good design practices to come up with a design that will improve the look and safety for vehicle and pedestrian traffic patterns. Work is expected to start in the Spring of 2015 and completion in Mid Summer.
March 18, 2015 Update
The water line portion of this project has been bid on and waiting to be awarded. The final plans for the street scape are designed and the biddiing process will begin. The purchase of the property is in the final negociations and the remain building should be demolished soon. The Village has bids in hand to award a professional design firm a contract to design the fire truck bay addition. Also a design professional will be providing the Village Board of Trustees with a feasibility study to determine the viability of an ice rink.
April 7, 2015 Update
Fairway Construction was awarded the contract to replace the water mains on Franklin Street at a cost of $198,321.20. Clark Patterson Lee Design Professionals will provide the design for the fire truck bay addition and parking lot impovements. In addition Camoin Associates will perform an economic study on the proposed ice arena.
April 24, 2015 Update
The contractor, Occhino Paving, for the Franklin Street improvemnts is going to start demolition the week of April 27th. A week later Fairway Construction will start replacing the water lines in this same area. There will also be work done for the gas line on Mechanic Street and utility poles will be rerouted affecting cable, phone and electric. Contractors will do thier best to have lanes open for local traffic. Please avoid these streets as your normal short cut. Please be patient this will look and work great once completed. Completion is anticipated by the end of June.
May 14, 2015 Update
Construction is well underway!! There will be many inconveniences, Sorry! While trying to park in the area remember that there is parking behind the Fire Hall. It is an easier walk to the Post Office by cutting through the grass area. Please do your part to reduce the traffic for the workers. They are trying to keep complete closures to short periods of time.