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Arlington Main Street Redesign Initiative

The Arlington Main Street Redesign Initiative, completed in 2021, 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. In this follow-up effort, we created a detailed, conceptual design for Main Street from Grand to Taft Ave. The final report also identified 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.

Study Area

This planning initiative focused 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.

Public Outreach & Survey

The initiative included an extensive public outreach component that began with an online survey and a series of pop-up events at community events such as the annual Arlington Street Fair. The project team also interviewed key stakeholders in the study corridor and held additional public outreach events during the planning process. These activities helped us learn about the challenges and opportunities on Main Street, and afforded the community an opportunity to help develop solutions to make the corridor safer and more functional.  

Advisory Committee

We established an Advisory Committee that helped guide this initiative, which included 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 was supported by a consultant team that managed public outreach, gathered data, and developed a final design concept.

Final Report (all files .pdf)
Arlington Main Street Redesign Initiative - Final Report (2021); Appendices

Meeting Materials (all files .pdf) 
Advisory Committee Meeting #1 (07/10/19): Meeting Summary; Meeting Presentation
Advisory Committee Meeting #2 (11/19/19): Meeting Presentation
Advisory Committee Meeting #3 (04/15/20): Meeting Summary
Slide Presentation of Design Concept (10/05/20): Meeting Presentation
Video Presentation of Design Concept (10/05/20): Video Link 

How to Contact Us

We want to hear from you! Please contact us at dctc@dutchessny.gov if you have any questions about the report or design concept.