What will Concord's new Main Street look like? Team releases first designs
Concord’s Main Street could have wide sidewalks, outdoor seating areas, landscaping and public art, according to images from the team working on the $7.85 million streetscape project.
Design proposals include relocating the clock tower from Eagle Square to the sidewalk in front of the Works Bakery Cafe and closing Phenix Avenue to create a pocket park with fountains. The images also show public art and a Concord Coach in a temperature-controlled, glass kiosk on the sidewalk.
The designs are preliminary and plans could change, members of the consultant team said at a meeting this week. The city received a $4.71 million federal grant last year to redesign 12 blocks of Main Street. Its design team includes landscape architecture firm Carol R. Johnson Associates and engineering firm McFarland Johnson.
A forum for public input about the project will be held Feb. 4 at the Grappone Conference Center. The Concord City Council will hold a public hearing about the designs on Feb. 11. Meetings and hearings are also scheduled for March, April and May, with construction scheduled to begin in September.