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1 Town Core Streetscape and Accessibility Design Study  Elabd Architectural Illustration  Kathleen Ryan, Landscape Architect, ASLA Questions for Milton Residents 1.Should Rt. 7 be a Pedestrian Street or a through Boulevard? 2.Should Center Street and other side streets be the pedestrian core of the downtown? 3.How should the street be illuminated? 4.How can pedestrians and cyclists get to and around the Downtown?

2 Town Core Streetscape and Accessibility Design Study Project Area DB1

3 Town Core Streetscape and Accessibility Design Study River Street/US Route 7 Options Existing Route 7 in DB1 zone Plus!! Opportunities to shape the new downtown Minus !! Limited infrastructure in place

4 Rt. 7 as a Pedestrian Street at the center of Downtown Option I  Route 7 would become a traditional downtown street  New development would line the downtown blocks Town Core Streetscape and Accessibility Design Study

5 River Street/US Route 7 Options Route 7 as a Pedestrian Friendly Street Parallel parking, street trees and decorative lighting amenities would provide a setting for residents shoppers and new businesses

6 Town Core Streetscape and Accessibility Design Study Development on both sides of Route 7 would be built near the street to create a traditional pedestrian setting. Pedestrian friendly shopping center is a possibility

7 Town Core Streetscape and Accessibility Design Study River Street/US Route 7 Options Create Pedestrian Link from Rt 7 to Shopping Center Create a pedestrian friendly shopping center Examples Local and national

8 Rt. 7 as a Through Boulevard Option II Town Core Streetscape and Accessibility Design Study  Route 7 would facilitate through traffic  New development would front on Center Street and interior DB1 blocks and within the shopping center

9 Town Core Streetscape and Accessibility Design Study Options II Route 7 as a Through Boulevard  Sidewalks setback from street  No parallel parking or curbs  Wide greenbelt swales for storm water flow  Street trees set back to meet VTrans requirements  Buildings front on side streets

10 Town Core Streetscape and Accessibility Design Study Existing Center Street - DB1 zone Plus!! Opportunities to shape the street as a vital pedestrian core Minus Limited infrastructure in place Center Street Option

11 Town Core Streetscape and Accessibility Design Study New zoning allows up to 5 story mixed use buildings close to sidewalk Parallel parking, street trees and lighting would provide an attractive setting for residents, shoppers and new businesses Option for Center Street - DB1 Zone

12 Town Core Streetscape and Accessibility Design Study Concept for Center Street  New buildings increase density  Parking located behind buildings  Streetscape improvements: Curbs Street trees Decorative lighting

13 Town Core Streetscape and Accessibility Design Study Bicycle Access How can residents cycle to Downtown ? On-street? Paths over town property?

14 Town Core Streetscape and Accessibility Design Study Choices for bike facilities  Shared use paths  bike lanes  bike routes  share the road

15 Street Lighting Options traditional or contemporary Town Core Streetscape and Accessibility Design Study


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