How will the proposed project traffic be addressed?

An existing conditions traffic study was performed that will used to compare to a final traffic study that will be performed once the proposed scale and uses are better established. We have just completed the initial citizen engagement portion of the project. We now will take those comments and work with the developer to a create a more detailed concept for the project.  Only after we have a better picture of what it could include, can we do a traffic impact study that will realistically show the possible traffic impacts of the development on the surrounding neighborhoods.

The City also is focused on any potential impact the development might have on traffic in surrounding neighborhoods. Our goal is to preserve the charm of streets like Owen Brown through traffic calming techniques. Many options are being discussed – such as adding a green space boulevard at Owen Brown and Morse Roads to discourage through traffic, adding brick-paved streets, realigning the Village Way and Morse Road to encourage traffic to flow through First and Main, possibly one-way traffic certain areas, a slightly raised multipurpose trail, and other options. No decisions have been made about any of the these suggestions, and won't be made until we are much further along in the project. The City also is examining ways to improve the railroad underpass on Owen Brown Street.

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1. What is the proposed timeline for the development project?
2. How will the Phase II development blend with First and Main and the surrounding neighborhoods?
3. Is the proposed development viable in today's market?
4. How will the proposed project traffic be addressed?
5. What is the City paying for? What is Testa Companies paying for?
6. Will the project include rental units and single-level housing units within multistory buildings?
7. What types of residential and office uses are being proposed?
8. How will storm water from the project be addressed?
9. What is a developer's agreement and what are the terms?
10. Will parking be included in the design?
11. Will the project incorporate environmental sustainability?
12. How tall will the building be?
13. Has the City considered putting a City Hall, Rec Center or park in the development?