CHECK OUT THE RENDERINGS FROM LAST NIGHTS PRESENTATION

Before (looking northwest at the corner of Boardman and Eighth Street)

Before (looking northwest at the corner of Boardman and Eighth Street)

After (looking northwest at the corner of Boardman and Eighth Street)

After (looking northwest at the corner of Boardman and Eighth Street)

Bird's Eye (Aerial) view of the same intersection as above (Boardman and Eighth Street)

Bird's Eye (Aerial) view of the same intersection as above (Boardman and Eighth Street)

Before (Looking south down Franklin Street towards Boardman Lake)

Before (Looking south down Franklin Street towards Boardman Lake)

After (Looking south down Franklin Street towards Boardman Lake)

After (Looking south down Franklin Street towards Boardman Lake)

View looking southeast at the newly aligned intersection of Railroad and Eighth Street

View looking southeast at the newly aligned intersection of Railroad and Eighth Street

Master Plan Open House

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH – 5:00-7:00 PM GOVERNMENTAL CENTER – 2ND FLOOR TRAINING ROOM

JOIN THE ENVISION EIGHTH DESIGN TEAM TO

WALK THE PLAN!

THE OPEN HOUSE WILL FEATURE A LARGE FLOOR MAP OF THE MASTER PLAN WHERE ATTENDEES WILL BE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE A WALK DOWN EIGHTH STREET IN THE FUTURE.

  • VIEW RENDERINGS OF THE CORRIDOR FEATURING THE NEW STREETSCAPE AND REDEVELOPMENT CONCEPTS

  • WALK THE EIGHTH STREET YOU ENVISIONED!

  • AT 7:00 PM, JOIN THE ENVISION EIGHTH DESIGN TEAM AT THE CITY COMMISSION STUDY SESSION ABOUT THE PROJECT (COMMISSION CHAMBERS, GOVERNMENTAL CENTER). 

NEWLY ADDED! Land Use and Workforce Housing Workshop

Join the Envision 8th Project Team on Wednesday June 29th at the Park Place Dome .

Following great discussion from the Envision Eighth Charrette participants about the important issues of workforce housing and building heights, an additional workshop has been added to explore these ideas more in depth.

Input gathered at this workshop will answer remaining questions about community preferences for the future of the corridor. Participants will directly impact the  nal Envision Eighth Master Plan and code.

Charrette Update: Wednesday Public Meeting

Great community turnout again on Wednesday.  Participants listened to a presentation by Doug Farr which included the following topics:

  • Public preference results for the street section from Monday's meeting
  • (3) revised 3-lane cross-sections were introduced
  • Land use including street character and building heights were introduced.  For purposes of discussion the project area was divided into (3) zones.

After the presentation participants were asked to work together at their individual tables to select a preferred street cross-section and select their preferred building heights for the (3) different zones.

Charrette Update: Monday Public Meeting

Over 200 people came out for the first of three community meetings.  Participants completed different exercises including voting on their top 3 - Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats which was a continuation from the first public meeting held in April. 

Participants also listened to a presentation from Doug Farr, Farr Associates that included an overview of 4 different cross-sections for Eighth Street.  Participants were then asked to complete a preference survey at there tables.  The survey scorecard included the 4 street cross-section options and different street amenities that could be added to any cross-section.

The following day the Charrette Project Team tallied the scorecards.  Below, is a copy of an example scorecard and the results.

Tentative Project Schedule Announced

Project Start Up Meeting:     March 16, 2016

The consultant team will attend a Start-Up Meeting with the City. The meeting will set a common base of understanding for the project’s goals, perceptions, and schedule.

Stakeholder Interviews & Public Kickoff Meeting:     April 20th-21st

Two days of stakeholder meetings will be held at the end of April.  These meetings will include spending time with property owners, neighborhood association leaders, as well as other stakeholder and project partners that are identified.

Charrette: May 16th-20th

The consultant team will lead a 5-day design charrette in Traverse City, ideally at a location within or near the study area. The charrette will be a concentrated series of meetings, presentations and sessions, during which the consultant team will generate a comprehensive vision for the corridor while soliciting the input of key project decision-makers. Designers, stakeholders, project partners, and the general public will gather in a dedicated charrette studio space to study, develop, review, and revise schemes, ultimately arriving a preferred scheme (or preferred scheme elements) to move forward with and refine.