We’re a little behind on our posts, so apologies for the delay on this. A couple of weeks ago, Bike Friendly Richardson attended the City of Richardson’s open house for the Main Street and Central Expressway Area Revitalization Study.
About the study: The City of Richardson is creating a stately for the redevelopment and revitalization of Main Street and the Central Expressway Corridor – Richardson’s original downtown and the major access routes to the community, its business areas and neighborhoods. This project implements the 2009 Richardson Comprehensive Plan, which identified the Main Street area and Central Expressway Corridor as two of six target redevelopment zones.
The open house was set up as a first step into a long progress of revitalizing several core ‘gateways’ into Richardson. The city has enlisted the help of several outside firms including HOK — Project Management, Visioning/Master Planning, Urban Design; Kimley-Horn and Associates — Transportation and Infrastructure Planning/Analysis; Ricker – Cunningham — Market/Economic Analysis, Implementation Tools, Financing Strategies; Strategic Community Solutions — Community Involvement; Townscape — Architecture to draft a final plan.
In order for them to draft this plan, folks were asked to view several stations including, Corridor Character, Businesses and Activities, Connections, Investments & Improvements, Multiculturalism, Physical Amenities, and Main Street and invited to contribute feedback and help shape the future of this important area.
Of course there was a lot of great feedback, but our goal was to make sure there is a consideration and place for bicycles. The great news is that several folks, outside of BFR, added the need for bike friendly, complete streets and trails to the lists.
It’s not too late to contribute to the study. Go here to take the survey and questionnaire (open until August 30). You can also follow the progress on their Facebook page. Also, Click here for the website.
Here are some pics from the open house:
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