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Main Street Redesign

Main Street meeting will be held tonight

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Concord City Council will hold a special meeting tonight to vote on several resolutions related to the Main Street project. If all of the resolutions on the agenda are approved, the city will move forward with a $10.95 million redesign of the downtown corridor. The council needs a two-thirds majority to pass those measures. The meeting will be open for public comment. For more information on the project and … 0

Council will vote on Main Street proposal – with a few extras

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

An extra $340,000 for colored uplighting in the trees. An additional $110,000 for protective fences around the new planters. The Concord City Council requested those details this week on a list of extras that could tack $730,000 onto the cost of the Main Street project. The councilors tabled a decision Monday night that could have moved the project forward, but they’ll convene again … 7

In downtown Somersworth, a microcosm of Main Street

Sunday, July 13, 2014

One side of the street was in shreds. From the counter inside Best Pawn & Exchange in Somersworth on Friday morning, we could see and hear the crews from Severino Trucking Co. digging up Market Street outside. “We’re hurting right now,” owner Rafi Dalal said. “But we’re looking forward to the end.” The construction is part of a project to rebuild Market and … 3

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

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. … 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

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