City Accepting Online Feedback on the North Monroe Corridor Project
Want to know more about the North Monroe Corridor Project? The City has provided a detailed presentation that addresses many questions. If you would like to provide feedback to the City about this project, scroll through the entire presentation and click the link at the end of the presentation.
The City of Spokane is seeking input from citizens on the elements of a project to improve North Monroe Street that’s planned for construction in 2018. The project runs from just north of Indiana to Kiernan near the top of the Garland hill.
Citizens are asked to view an online presentation about the project and then fill out a survey about the various elements of the project at the end of the presentation. The presentation can be viewed on a computer or a mobile device. Feedback through that tool will be accepted through Monday, Feb.6.
Additionally, a public open house is scheduled on the project on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, 806 W. Knox. Surveys can be filled out at the open house. More information on the project is found on the City’s web site.
A citizens advisory board met for about six months to refine the project, which is designed to create a more livable community that serves all users of the street. This project balances safety, traffic needs, business health, and neighborhood health.
The project includes a street reconfiguration to two travel lanes with a center turn lane, down from four tight travel lanes and a narrow center lane. The project will include curb bumpouts at intersections that reduce pedestrian crossing distances, enhanced crossings at three locations with flashing yellow beacons, new lighting, and a climbing lane on the hill. The current tight on-street parking will be widened for easier use and spaces will be added. Sidewalks will be widened.
One thought on “City Accepting Online Feedback on the North Monroe Corridor Project”
I love it. It will be a great improvement for the neighborhood in terms of attractiveness, safety, much improved parking for businesses and increased property values for everybody, even including the businesses that oppose the project — some of which, with an assured clientele regardless of street closures, don’t seem to have a logical reason for opposition. Some people will always oppose change but for the E-G neighborhood I believe they are quite a small minority of residents. We need the Monroe Street improvements.
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