FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2021
Open House for the
Franklin Street Complete Streets Project
to be Held October
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is
pleased to announce that the City of Kingston will host a public open house for
the Franklin Street Complete Streets Project on October 6, 2021.
The City of Kingston is seeking public
input on the preliminary streetscape design for improvements to Franklin
Street. The in-person open-house style meeting will be held Wednesday, October
6, 2021 from 5:00-7:00pm, outdoors at the Everette Hodge Community Center
located at 21 Franklin Street.
The Franklin Street Complete Streets
Project will improve upon the existing pedestrian and cyclist accessibility and
will enhance the overall visual qualities of the street. In order to improve
the safety of this corridor for all travelers, the City will construct new
sidewalks, ADA-accessible ramps, bicycle infrastructure and crosswalks, and
plant new street trees along the entire length of Franklin.
“As a former co-director at the Hodge
Center, I saw firsthand how many of our youth walked to and from the Everette
Hodge Community Center,” said Mayor Noble. “This project is critical in
providing our youth and families in Midtown with safe access to their homes and
essential services. I look forward to introducing these designs to the
community and moving this important project forward.”
Preliminary design plans will be presented
at the open house. City staff and consultants from MJ Engineering & Land
Surveying will be available to answer questions, and the public
will have an opportunity to provide feedback.
The rain date is Thursday, October 7, 2021
from 5:00-7:00pm outdoors at the Hodge Center. In the event of inclement
weather for both dates, a virtual public open house will be held on October 7
at 5:00pm. Instructions to join will be posted on the project website.
This Franklin Street Complete Streets
Project is supported with $750,000 in funding from the New York Department of
Environmental Conservation's Climate Smart
Communities Grant Program.
Additional information, including a survey
and opportunity to provide written comments, can be found on the project