Reimagining Washtenaw Avenue: Series of 4 public workshops begins Tuesday night
Whether you live, work, shop, dine or travel along Washtenaw Avenue, local officials working on the ReImagine Washtenaw project say they need your input.
The first in a series of public workshops aimed at getting community feedback on options for improving the corridor between Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti is tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Washtenaw County Service Center, 4135 Washtenaw Ave.
The idea is to create a safer and more inviting environment for pedestrians and bicyclists, meeting transit needs, addressing traffic congestion and land use, and creating a sense of place. Master plans, zoning ordinances and design guidelines are being updated to reflect those considerations.
Officials from the city of Ann Arbor, Pittsfield Township, Ypsilanti Township and the city of Ypsilanti are working with urban design and transportation consultants.
Additional partners include the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority, Michigan Department of Transportation, Washtenaw County, Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Washtenaw Area Transportation Study.
More information can be found on the project website at http://www.washtenawavenue.org, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ReImagineWashtenaw or by contacting project manager Nathan Voght at email@example.com or 734-222-3860.
After tonight's first public workshop, a second one will be held from 8-10 a.m. Wednesday at the Washtenaw County Service Center, 4135 Washtenaw Ave.
The third workshop takes place from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Carpenter Elementary School, 4250 Central Boulevard. The fourth takes place from 2-4 p.m. Friday at Eastern Michigan University inside Room 330 of the McKenny Union located where Washtenaw Avenue meets Cross Street.
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