The City is seeking public comment on infrastructure upgrades to Allen Street. The Allen Street Extension Project will design and construct infrastructure improvements that increase mobility, enhance economic vitality, and improve safety. The project includes two phases. Phase A will include the construction of a pedestrian/bicycle path between Washington Street and Oak Street in the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus. Phase B will include streetscape improvements on Allen Street between Main Street and Wadsworth Avenue. Construction will be phased to achieve the goals and accommodate funding availability.
The City of Buffalo has retained Bergmann Associates, in conjunction with their partners Halvorson Design Partnership, Ravi Engineering, RK Hite & Co., and Highland Planning, to design the Allen Street Extension Project. The project is being overseen by a Technical Advisory Committee with representatives from the City, Department of Public Works, Parks and Streets, the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning, New York State Department of Transportation, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, and the Allentown Association.
The first public meeting will be held on February 12, 2014 from 6-8 PM at the Olmsted Center for Sight, 1170 Main Street. The purpose of this meeting will be to present existing conditions and solicit ideas for the project. A formal presentation will start at 6:30 pm. Drawings and pertinent project facts will be on display for public viewing. Additionally, staff from the City and its engineering consultant will be on hand to answer questions and receive your input.
Stakeholders and interested parties can learn more about the project and provide input through the project website: www.allenstreetextension.com.