The Downtown Development Authority (DDA), in cooperation with the City of Traverse City, will host its third series of Community Workshops for the Reimagine East Front Street Initiative on Thursday, November 18, and Friday, November 19. We will review, discuss and deliberate on the findings and recommendations for downtown circulation as well as a preliminary design for East Front Street. The Community Workshop on Thursday will be held from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM in Minerva’s Boardroom at the Park Place Hotel. The second Community Workshop will be held on Friday from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at the Governmental Center. A Virtual Community Workshop will be held on Friday from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Each workshop over the two days will cover the same materials.
Virtual Community Workshop Link:
Friday, November 19, 2021, from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Meeting ID: 849 3866 4914
The Reimagine East Front Street Initiative kicked off in August and is charged with developing a new streetscape design plan for East Front Street. The project will also include plans to replace underground infrastructure (including new sewer leads to existing buildings) along this stretch of East Front Street. In support of this planning effort, the DDA and City conducted a traffic study to determine the possible conversion of one-way streets throughout Downtown.
The preliminary design for East Front Street that will be discussed at the Community Workshops was derived from the results of the traffic study as well as feedback from two community surveys and the first and second rounds of public engagement in August through October.
The full list of community workshops, including a meeting for the Boardman Neighborhood, can be found on the project website: https://reimagineeastfront.com In addition, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is scheduled to modify the intersection of Grandview Parkway and East Front Street (as well as other portions of Grandview Parkway through Downtown) in the Spring of 2023. The Project Team is working with MDOT to collectively develop a design for the East Front Intersection that serves the pedestrian and vehicular service needs of both Grandview Parkway and East Front Street.