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NEW PARKS & RECREATION OFFICE TO OPEN MONDAY

Thursday, February 21, 2019

The new office will be located at 524 E. Jackson St. across from the Water Tower Park along S. Ninth Street. The Goshen Parks & Recreation Department offices will now be located at 524 E. Jackson St., across from the Water Tower Park as of Monday, February 25. Parking is available across... more

GOSHEN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Goshen Economic Development Commission ("Commission") will hold a public hearing at 2:30 p.m. on March 12, 2019, in the City Court Room/ Council Chambers at the Goshen Police & Court Building, 111 East Jefferson Street, Goshen, Indiana, regarding the issuance and funding of its Taxable Economic... more

CRC SEEKING DIALOGUE FACILITATOR

Monday, February 18, 2019

The Community Relations Commission and Goshen Community Schools are looking for a dialogue facilitator who can help coordinate a series of meetings or events that bring diverse groups of people together to have conversations and share food. Read the full request for proposals here. Those interested... more

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Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, February 25, 2019, 2:00pm

Shade Tree Board meeting

Monday, February 25, 2019, 7:00pm

Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

9th St. Corridor

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Feb. 28, 2017
From civil traffic engineer Leslie Biek:

Thank you for your interest in the 9th St Corridor project. We were very pleased with the number of interested parties who attended the open house. The feedback that we received were positive and suggested sidewalks on the west side and landscaping is what is desired. While we need to accommodate for bicyclists, we now feel the direction we need to head is to add sidewalk, trees, and accommodate bicyclists on the street.

Both options below allow sidewalks on the west side for the whole stretch of the project. This will still allow parking on the west side, but in areas where people are parking perpendicular to the road, they would need to park parallel, which will decrease the number of available parking spots currently being used.

“Sharrow” Option

The “Sharrow” option is the least expensive. It is to add the sidewalk and place Sharrows (which are share the road bike pavement markings) on the street to encourage bicyclists to share the roadway with vehicles. This is the only option where the biking accommodations are consistent throughout the entire length of the project. Due to right-of-way constraints, all other options presented had to switch its plan north of Jackson. This options stays the same all the way through due to the fact that it requires the smallest construction footprint. Because this option has a much lower cost than the other options, we could potentially do more landscaping.

A close up of a Sharrow pavement marking:

Bike Lane Option

This option still provides the sidewalk for the entire stretch on the west side. In this option, the road is widened to accommodate bike lanes on the roadway. Bicyclists would be able to use the bike lanes and not be impacted by vehicular traffic. Due to right-of-way constraints, we would need to switch to Sharrows from Plymouth to Purl. So most of the stretch will be bike lanes and some of the stretch will be Sharrows. There is still an impact to parking where people are parking perpendicular to the roadway and could potentially impact  a few areas where there may not be enough room for parallel parking due to the road widening. This option is double the cost of the previous option due to widening the roadway. For landscaping, we could add in street trees throughout the corridor.

College to Plymouth:

Plymouth to Purl:

Properties that are red in the above maps indicate there is a negative impact to the current available parking.

Please provide any additional comments that you have as the City prepares to make their final decision. Thank you for your participation and any feedback you wish to provide. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at lesliebiek@goshencity.com