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Main Street Redesign

Megan Doyle, towns reporter. September 17, 2013 

(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

Downtown: Despite financial challenges, Intown Concord hopes to broaden its scope downtown

Monday, September 29, 2014

Three months ago, the owner of Pitchfork Records on South Main Street sat down before the Concord City Council and slammed Intown Concord for a lack of transparency. “What I would hope for is once you remove this cloak of secrecy, you’ll see a number of other merchants joining this organization,” Michael Cohen said. Now, Cohen has changed his tune. The nonprofit began to publish more of its financial information in response to his criticism, and he became an Intown member. “I think they’re headed in the right direction,” Cohen said this week in his store. “I think in years past, for whatever –” he … 1

Downtown: ‘Preseason’ starts for Main Street project

Monday, September 8, 2014

This week, the PR team will start walking around downtown and chatting up business owners. Next week, the construction signs will go up around town. The excavator will dig in the week after that. Construction on the Main Street project will begin later this month, but you might not realize it. By the … 3

Concord Main Street gets green light

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Concord City Council approved the Main Street project last night, and construction will begin this fall. Most of the votes on the table passed 14-1 with dissent only from Ward 2 Councilor Allan Herschlag. The proposal approved will rebuild and redesign nine blocks of Main Street for $10.69 million. From Centre Street … 15

Concord: Main Street design team to welcome public input

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Residents can weigh in on Concord’s Main Street project tomorrow night at the Grappone Conference Center. The city’s design team will gather public input about the $7.85 million project that will reconstruct 12 blocks of Main Street. Engineers, architects and consultants will present the latest designs and maps … 0

Engineer: Main Street roundabout may have “more cons than pros”

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Engineers are still analyzing a potential roundabout design at Main and Pleasant streets in Concord, but its drawbacks could outweigh its benefits, they told downtown merchants at a meeting yesterday. The steep slope on the Pleasant Street Extension … 9

What will Concord's new Main Street look like? Team releases first designs

Thursday, January 17, 2013

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 … 18

Engineering consultant: Roundabout for Concord’s Main St. has benefits, challenges

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The intersection of Main and Pleasant streets could function as a roundabout, consultants for Concord’s Main Street project said last night. Replacing traffic lights with a roundabout at the intersection would improve safety for motorists and pedestrians by slowing and calming traffic flow, said Gene McCarthy, a consultant … 8


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. … 8

Main Street committee finalizes two-lane proposal

Friday, November 16, 2012

Concord’s Main Street redesign could include parallel parking on one side of the street – but only if the loss of total parking spaces is limited, the city’s Main Street advisory committee agreed last night. The 17-member committee recommended to the Concord City Council that the design not … 0

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