Initial Designs Emerge for Fairfax Blvd: Join us for the presentation

Emerging plans for Fairfax Boulevard will be presented to the Planning Commission on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, immediately following their scheduled 7:30pm meeting. Ranson residents are invited to attend as project team consultants detail Ranson’s first thoroughfare design in conformance with the newly adopted Comprehensive Plan and SmartCode.

These new designs, paid for with Sustainability Grant funding, cover Fairfax Boulevard from Washington Street to Fairfax Crossing. After comprehensive public involvement in September 2011, the design team — led by Hall Planning & Engineering, supported by William H. Gordon and Associates, Stromberg/Garrigan and Associates, PlaceMakers, LLC, Utility Professional Services, Inc. and others — has been transforming the collected ideas and aspirations into detailed plans for public review.

The emphasis includes Complete Street walkability, innovative storm water treatment, sustainable Street Trees and bicycle friendly design. In addition to moving vehicle traffic, pedestrian, bicycle and transit use will be strongly encouraged in the enhanced public places along this 1.6 mile corridor.

The images below set the stage for the presentation.

Project scope - George Street and Fairfax Boulevard. Click for larger view.

           

Residential section of Fairfax Boulevard with parallel parking, full sidewalks and street trees. Click for larger view.

           

Innovative stormwater system and underground utilities enable healthy trees and great livability. Click for larger view.

           

See you there!