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Main Street Redesign

North Main Street, Concord during Market Days; Thursday, July 19, 2012.

(Alexander Cohn/ Monitor file)

At Concord City Council meeting, city engineer downplays impact of downtown construction

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

In February, the Concord City Council told city staff to go back to the drawing board on the Main Street project. Last night, City Engineer Ed Roberge went back to the drawing board – literally – in front of the council. On a white board, Roberge sketched the way cars would navigate through construction crews as they build the latest … 1

On Concord’s Main Street, business owners are ‘nervous’

Monday, June 30, 2014

On Friday afternoon, Sue McCoo marched out of the Viking House, across the street and through the door of Little River Oriental Rugs. In the back room, owner Gerry Carrier was crafting an email to gather the Merchants’ Roundtable for a meeting. He gave her the run-down. “There’s no heated sidewalks,” Carrier said. … 5

Concord announces new plan for Main Street makeover

Friday, June 27, 2014

Concord has announced a contractor and a $10.22 million proposal for construction on the Main Street project. The city’s latest plan preserves many of the project’s hallmarks, such as wider sidewalks and accessible entrances for downtown businesses, but it also cuts heated sidewalks and three of 12 blocks from the original program. City … 12

Main Street panel discusses angled parking options

Friday, November 9, 2012

Concord’s Main Street advisory committee debated last night whether they would prefer angled parking on both sides of the street or angled parking along one side with parallel parking on the other. For the first time in seven … 3

Concord residents: ‘Would like to see Main Street become a vibrant destination’

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Concord’s Main Street should become a vibrant destination as a result of the city’s $7.85 million streetscape project, residents agreed during a public forum last night. But finding a parking configuration and balancing competing interests will be the most challenging parts of the project, about 140 residents reported … 3

Main Street committee seeks public input

Friday, November 2, 2012

At a special event on Wednesday, Concord residents can tell the city’s advisory committee what they think about the Main Street redesign project. The two-hour event will include small-group conversations led by third party facilitators. Residents will be asked to discuss their priorities for Concord’s redesign of 12 … 0

Concord: Main St. panel toys with center parking

Friday, November 2, 2012

Concord’s Main Street advisory committee heard ideas from a number of groups with an interest in the streetscape project last night, including a proposal to move parking to the middle of the street. The 17-member committee now has two weeks before its deadline to recommend a design to … 0

Concord’s Main Street committee hears from bicycle enthusiasts

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Concord’s Main Street advisory committee discussed bicycle lanes and parking last night, while hearing from groups with an interest in the city’s streetscape project. When Mayor Jim Bouley appointed the 17-member committee last month to develop recommendations for Concord’s Main Street redesign project, he asked them to gather … 0

Concord Main Street committee advised to go with two-lane road

Friday, October 26, 2012

Concord’s Main Street advisory committee debated the issue of parking last night, after hearing a presentation about traffic and sidewalk design options. Representatives from the city’s Transportation Policy Advisory Committee, or TPAC, told the Main Street committee last night that it recommends a two-lane street with a crossable … 0

Kicking can down four-lane road

Monday, October 1, 2012

Concord's streetscape project is becoming a reality, but the future number of traffic lanes on Main Street remains unknown. ''I definitely think it is one of the more challenging things that we'll have to discuss,'' said Kerrie Diers, one of 17 committee members charged with providing a design … 0

Merchants wary of fee for Main St.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

A small group of downtown business owners agreed at a meeting yesterday that they could pay off a portion of Concord's Main Street redesign project with an extra tax assessment district. But they expressed some concern about paying annually into another fund for the maintenance of Main Street. … 0

Correction

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

' A sub-headline in yesterday's Monitor, front page, incorrectly described a federal grant for Concord's Main Street. The Concord City Council voted to accept part of a $4.7 million grant.' … 0