Final Corridor Right-of-Way Study to be Released in April

FEBRUARY 4, 2014:  The final Corridor Right-of-Way study is planned for a April release.  The HUD-funded study, led by Ann Arbor-based consultant SmithGroupJJR, provides for a future vision for the cross-section of the 5-mile stretch of Washtenaw Avenue, including sidewalks, bike lanes, vehicular lanes, and detailed future right-of-way needs.  In addition, specific recommendations and designs for "Super Transit Stops," which are bus stops with better design and more amenities, are included in the study. TheRide plans to begin planning for construction of these enhanced stops in the near future.

FEBRUARY 3, 2014: The Arts Alliance (http://www.a3arts.org/has been retained to develop a public-arts plan for the Washtenaw Corridor.  This HUD-funded project includes an initial community survey, community focus groups, and an arts plan for future implementation of public arts, possibly within future "Super Transit Stops" for TheRide's #4 bus route along the corridor.  Please follow the survey link to participate!

DECEMBER 11, 2013: The final public meeting on the corridor right-of-way study was held on December 11th, at the County Service Center, LRC Meeting Room A, 4135 Washtenaw Ave. The meeting provided an opportunity to see the final recommendations of the corridor right-of-way, transit design study.  The meeting will include a 20-minute presentation, then an hour of public open house format to review the detailed cross-sections, transit stop designs, and other pedestrian facility designs. 


NOVEMBER 22, 2013: A public meeting has been scheduled for Wed. December 11th, at the County Service Center, LRC Meeting Room A, 4135 Washtenaw Ave. from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., to see the final recommendations of the corridor right-of-way, transit design study.  The meeting will include a 20-minute presentation, then an hour of public open house format to review the detailed cross-sections, transit stop designs, and other pedestrian facility designs.  Go here for a press release.

Interested to see the final draft recommendation of the future corridor cross-section, showing travel lanes, bike lanes, and transit?  GO HERE.

AUGUST 6, 2013:  Please follow this link to download the full report and summary of all the public feedback received from the four public workshops and online public feedback forum.  Thank you to all who participated and took the time to participate!

JULY 10, 2013:  The online public feedback forum is now closed. The survey was available until July 1st for public input. The feedback from both the public workshops and online input will be compiled and presented in about a month, so check back for further information!

JUNE 3, 2013: ReImagine Washtenaw completed four identical public workshops in late May.  Over 120 citizens attended, and numerous elected officials and staff from all four jurisdictions were involved.  Thanks to everyone that participated!  

HERE is a link to the powerpoint presentation given at the workshops.



The Vision for the Washtenaw Avenue Corridor


A corridor that supports a high quality of life with walkable shopping options, housing choices, efficient transit service, great public spaces, bike paths, and access to educational, cultural and employment centers

Implementation is currently underway including the recently completed Arbor Hills Crossing shopping center and the recently completed US-23 interchange pathway. You’re already seeing the vision take shape, and there’s more to come!

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                    Now                             Potential Future
 

Partners

City of Ann Arbor, Pittsfield Township, Ypsilanti Township, City of Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor Transportation Authority, Washtenaw Area Transportation Study, Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Chamber of Commerce, Arts Alliance, and Michigan Department of Transportation

Funding

Washtenaw County received the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Sustainable Communities Planning Grant

For more information, contact Nathan Voght, ReImagine Washtenaw Project Manager
T: 734-222-3860 E: voghtn@ewashtenaw.org.