Streetscape

OAK BLUFFS PLANNING BOARD
Streetscape Subcommittee

Brian Packish, Chair
Erik Albert
Gail Barmakian
Amy Billings
Dick Cohen
JoJo Lambert
Craig Lowe
Duncan Ross
Simon Shapiro
Chuck Sullivan
Christine Todd

Streetscape Drawings | March 23, 2021

APRIL 22, 2021 — PLANNING BOARD REACHED A MAJORITY VOTE TO FORWARD THE COMPLETED CONCEPTUAL DESIGNS TO THE SELECT BOARD with the following recommendations:

  • Conduct engineering studies of structural integrity of all buildings abutting sidewalk work.
  • Conduct engineering study of what’s below sidewalks where they meet the buildings.
  • Institute advance trials on impact of any new parking configurations prior to permanent construction of sidewalks.
  • Conduct additional public surveys in light of enhanced public awareness of the Streetscape design.
  • Conduct traffic study on the impact of parallel parking.
  • Secure formal feedback from both fire and police leadership on the impact of all above due diligence.

APRIL 9, 2021 — STREETSCAPE SUBCOMMITTEE COMPLETED ITS WORK  A majority voted to conclude its work and send the completed designs to the Planning Board for forwarding to the Select Board.

APRIL 5, 2021 — PUBLIC FORUM  

SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 — PUBLIC FORUM  Nearly 70 people participated in a remote presentation from the Waterfield Design Group followed by a lively Q&A. Watch the zoom recording below. In addition, you can read correspondence and feedback as we receive it throughout Phase 3 of our Streetscape process.

JUNE 16, 2020 — TOWN MEETING. $2,774,000 was given to finish the work of Streetscape. It will be used to pay costs of replacing sidewalks and public infrastructure in the Circuit Avenue, Healey Square, Kennebec Avenue business district and Lake Avenue parking in conjunction with the Town’s Streetscape Master Planning Process, including final design and specifications and for the payment of all other costs incidental and related.

Watch the September 15 2020 Zoom (click below)

Zoom still from 9 15 20

Feedback at the Public Forum (click)

Streetscape Presentation | 8-28-20

Streetscape Presentation 6-2-20

Correspondence and Feedback

Letters of Concern

Frequently Asked Questions (to come)

History, Phase 1 and Phase 2

  1. Press / Media Coverage
  1. Meeting Minutes