City officials will begin adjusting the draft Downtown Main Street Plan based on public feedback in preparation for a presentation to City Council, Tuesday, March 2. The next draft of the plan will be released during the week of Feb. 22.
The initial draft of the Main Street Plan was presented to elected officials at the December Council meeting by design and engineering firm, McAdams. Since then, a number of public engagement opportunities have allowed residents to provide feedback. Engagement efforts to date include:
· Ten formal presentations to various community groups
· Forty small group or one-on-one meetings
· Outdoor, in-person events
· Canvassing of 85 establishments to raise awareness
· Posts and articles via social media, The Lamplighter newsletter and the Salisbury Post
In summer 2019, the City of Salisbury hired McAdams to design plans to improve the safety, mobility and appearance of a 10-block section of Main Street. The project encompasses sidewalk improvements and streetscaping in downtown, as well as restriping and the opportunity to change the lanes and parking angles. NCDOT anticipates repaving Main Street in spring 2021.
“We really appreciate so many people taking time to study the plans, meet with us and provide their feedback,” said Salisbury Planning Director Hannah Jacobson. “We hope that the upcoming revisions to the plan not only reflect design “best practices”, but reflect Salisbury.”
Members of the public are invited to comment on the updated plan at the Tuesday, March 2, City Council meeting available via Zoom. Please sign up to speak by emailing Kelly Baker, city clerk, at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (704) 638-5233 by 5 p.m. on March 2.
A comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is available online, along with more information on the Downtown Main Street Plan at salisburync.gov/mainstplan. Questions can also be addressed to (704) 638-5235.