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 Franklin Boulevard Complete Street Project 

 Franklin Street Complete Street existing conditions image with project logo

Figure 1 - Franklin Boulevard existing conditions

Project description

The City of Sacramento is collaborating with a broad cross section of community members, organizations and agency partners in the development of a Complete Streets Master Plan for Franklin Boulevard between Sutterville Road/12th Avenue and 38th Avenue. The project will provide a pedestrian, bicycle, vehicular, and transit friendly environment through improved roadway and streetscape designs. The results of this project will provide a framework for prioritizing future transportation investments and addressing mobility, safety, access, parking, street and landscape improvements along the project corridor.

BENEFITS

The corridor is currently a four-lane arterial with limited pedestrian and bicycle amenities, making it a less than an ideal environment for anyone traveling without a car. This project will identify design solutions to improve connectivity for all users, improve pedestrian safety and access to business, and create safer traffic movements and create new bicycle routes.

Situated within The Historic Monterey Trail District, the project sets out to transform the corridor into a friendly and inviting gateway to the district, businesses and adjacent neighborhoods and create a destination to live, work and play through the introduction of new sidewalk improvements, marked pedestrian crossings, buffered bicycle lanes, lighting and landscaping.

COSTS AND FUNDING

The planning, environmental review and preliminary engineering phases for this project are funded through a Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) Community Design Grant, with additional public funds. Upon completion of this phase, the City will apply for additional local, State and Federal funding for final design and construction of the project.

SCHEDULE

This current phase of the project development includes concept development, public engagement and outreach, preliminary engineering and environmental documentation. The City of Sacramento will use the work performed in this phase to pursue additional funding to advance into final design and construction. The anticipated milestones for this project are:

  • Concept Selection and Report - December 2017
  • Preliminary Engineering - January 2018
  • Environmental Studies - Spring/Summer 2018
  • Grant Application - Spring 2018

 

Depending on the success and availability of funding, the project may enter Final Design in 2019, with Construction targeted for 2020.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

The success of the project hinges on community and stakeholder involvement that includes:

  • Community-sourced goals and solutions
  • Community-identified priorities for corridor improvements
  • Process transparency
  • Broad audience involvement
  • Community-guided decision making
  • Community-supported design

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Upcoming Events

 

Pop-up Event

 Join us Oct. 8, 2017 at St. Rose Catholic Church's Fall Festival from 11 am to 7 pm. Come experience a full-size mockup of the street design concepts and provide your input to help shape Franklin Boulevard.  

 

Street Design Workshop

Join us Oct. 10, 2017, at the Maple Neighborhood Center for our next Community Workshop.  Come see the proposed street design concepts and help shape Franklin Boulevard. Food will be provided and children are welcome. Download the event flyer for more information. 

 

Past Events

Intercept Survey at National Night Out Event: August 1, 2017

Members of the project team attended the Nation Night Out event on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 at La Esperanza & La Pantera Parking Lot located at 5044 Franklin Blvd from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. The Event was co-hosted by The Historic Monterey Trail District and La Familia Counseling Center. Bilingual members of the team administered surveys, in both English and Spanish to attending community members. The survey consisted of six questions. An online version of the survey will be available soon, please check back.

Public Workshop #2: July 18, 2017

The City of Sacramento in coordination with La Familia Counseling Center organized and hosted a public Spanish workshop on Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Maple Neighborhood Center's Theater Room at 3301 37th Avenue. The project team provided background and project information, proposed project process and schedule. The workshop invited community members to affirm the community vision and provide feedback on current issues and challenges, opportunities for improvements, and type of enhancements desired. A Summary of the Event and Feedback is available.

Walking Tour & Public Workshop #1: June 10, 2017

The City of Sacramento hosted a community walking tour on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. along Franklin Boulevard. The starting point of the walking tour was at the corner of Franklin Boulevard and 26th Ave. The participants were led north to 21st Ave. and then back to 26th Ave. and to the location of the public workshop. The purpose of the walking tour was for community members look at the existing conditions, uses and needs along Franklin Boulevard and begin envisioning the future of the boulevard.

 

In conjunction with the walking tour, the City of Sacramento hosted a public workshop following the walking tour on June 10, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Franklin Center at 5385 Franklin Boulevard. The project team provided background and project information, proposed project process and schedule. The workshop invited community members to affirm the community vision and provide feedback on current issues and challenges, opportunities for improvements, and type of enhancements desired. A Summary of the Event and Feedback is available.

Stakeholder Interviews: May 18th and May 24th, 2017

The City of Sacramento organized a series of stakeholder interviews and invited leaders from the surrounding community and business owners from The Historic Monterey Trail District. A total of six individual stakeholder interviews were conducted on May 18th and May 24th at select in-person locations. Stakeholders provided feedback on current issues and challenges, opportunities for complete street improvements, and potential place making enhancements. Stakeholder comments are shared in the summary of feedback.

 

Please check back for future engagement opportunities and updates.

CONTACT

Megan Johnson, Associate Civil Engineer
Office: (916) 808-1967
Email: 
MEJohnson@cityofsacramento.org