The Arlington Main Street Redesign Initiative builds upon the recommendations in our 2017 Arlington Town Center Pedestrian Plan for the Town of Poughkeepsie. That plan identified potential improvements to Main Street (also known as County Route 114) that would enhance its walkability, help calm traffic, and improve its appearance. With this new follow-up effort, we intend to create a detailed, conceptual design for Main Street from Grand to Taft Ave. This initiative will also identify the issues, costs, and actions necessary to make the corridor a Complete Street – a facility that promotes safe, comfortable, and convenient travel for people of all ages and abilities, regardless of how they travel. Upon completion, we will have developed a consensus vision for the future design of Main Street, better positioning the Town and County to pursue federal and state funding for implementation.
This planning initiative focuses on the Main Street corridor from Grand Ave to Taft Ave/Fairmont Ave in the Town of Poughkeepsie. Please see our study area map (.pdf) for details.
We will hold a series of public outreach activities during the planning process. These will include interactive workshops, pop-up events, an online survey, and stakeholder meetings. These activities will help us learn more about the challenges and opportunities along Main Street, and allow the community to help develop solutions to make the corridor work for residents, visitors, and businesses.
We have established an Advisory Committee to guide this initiative, which includes members from the Transportation Council, County Department of Public Works, Town Board, Town Planning Department and Planning Board, and the Arlington Business Improvement District. The Advisory Committee is supported by a consultant team that will manage public outreach, gather data, and develop a final design concept.
We want to hear from you! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments about this exciting project.