Franklin Street Complete Streets

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The Franklin Street Complete Streets Project will take place along Franklin in Midtown, connecting two of Kingston’s most traveled thoroughfares, Wall Street and Broadway.

In order to improve this corridor and make it safer for all travelers, the City will plant new street trees and construct new sidewalks, ADA-accessible ramps, bicycle infrastructure, and crosswalks along the entire length of Franklin.

This project is supported with $750,000 in funding from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation's Climate Smart Communities Grant Program. It is part of Kingston's larger effort to focus on the revitalization of Franklin Street.

In 2019 Kingston hired design consultants MJ Engineering & Land Surveying of Clifton Park, NY to undertake this project. To date, MJ has completed the survey of existing features and convened initial meetings of the Project Advisory Committee in order to identify some of the community's key needs and concerns.

We will present our preliminary design concept on October 6, 2021 at the Everette Hodge Community Center from 5:00 to 7:00pm.

Please fill out the survey below to provide additional feedback. We will continue to receive public comment on this alternative until the end of October 2021. You can find a PDF of the preliminary design concept on the right side of this page.

With input from the Project Advisory Committee and the broader community, the City will move forward with design to be constructed in 2022.

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The Franklin Street Complete Streets Project will take place along Franklin in Midtown, connecting two of Kingston’s most traveled thoroughfares, Wall Street and Broadway.

In order to improve this corridor and make it safer for all travelers, the City will plant new street trees and construct new sidewalks, ADA-accessible ramps, bicycle infrastructure, and crosswalks along the entire length of Franklin.

This project is supported with $750,000 in funding from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation's Climate Smart Communities Grant Program. It is part of Kingston's larger effort to focus on the revitalization of Franklin Street.

In 2019 Kingston hired design consultants MJ Engineering & Land Surveying of Clifton Park, NY to undertake this project. To date, MJ has completed the survey of existing features and convened initial meetings of the Project Advisory Committee in order to identify some of the community's key needs and concerns.

We will present our preliminary design concept on October 6, 2021 at the Everette Hodge Community Center from 5:00 to 7:00pm.

Please fill out the survey below to provide additional feedback. We will continue to receive public comment on this alternative until the end of October 2021. You can find a PDF of the preliminary design concept on the right side of this page.

With input from the Project Advisory Committee and the broader community, the City will move forward with design to be constructed in 2022.

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Questions about the Franklin Street Complete Streets Project

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    What will come of the slate that is presently the sidewalk? How many trees will be planted? Is there a way to get the powerline organized and cleaned up for more trees from Clinton to Broadway? The difference in appearance is very noticeable as to where the zones change.

    Amanda O'Neill asked about 1 month ago

    The bluestone will remain within the Fair Street historic district. The rest of the street is still under public comment, but proposed as concrete. There is not a definitive number of trees that will be planted yet because we are not in final design. However, we will work with utilities companies to get all the overhead wires on the Southeast side of the road in order to accommodate bigger, healthier trees on the Northwest side of the road. 


    Thank you for the comment! 

Page last updated: 13 October 2021, 15:36