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by Missy Luick
Monday, June 27, 2016

June 27th, 2016

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:           Justin Roy, Water/Wastewater Maintenance Superintendent, (231) 922-4923

E Front Street Lane Closure- June 28th

Utility Work 

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City Water and Wastewater Maintenance Department will be conducting emergency water system repairs on East Front Street between Wellington St.  and Franklin St.  The eastbound lane of East Front Street will be closed from Wellington Street to Franklin Street to complete the repair work. Please use alternate routes avoiding this area to reduce congestion, delay and promote worker safety. Appropriate signage and barricades will be in place in and around the work area.

This construction will generate dust, noise and cause inconvenience. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation. Please feel free to call Justin Roy, Water/Wastewater Maintenance Superintendent, at 922-4923 if you have any questions, comments or concerns about the work or the schedule.

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The City of Traverse City is located in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. Traverse City was incorporated in 1891 as a Village and in 1895 as a City. It encompasses 8.09 square miles and has a population of 14,674 (2010 Census).

by Missy Luick
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

LAND USE & WORKFORCE HOUSING WORKSHOP

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29TH – 7:00-9:00 PM
PARK PLACE DOME

Following great discussion from Envision Eighth Charrette participants about the important issues of workforce housing and building heights, an additional workshop has been added to explore these ideas more in depth.

Input gathered at this workshop will answer remaining questions about community preferences for the future of the corridor. Participants will directly impact the final Envision Eighth Master Plan and code.

JOIN THE ENVISION EIGHTH DESIGN TEAM TO:

  • VIEW DRAFTS OF THE EIGHTH STREET MASTER PLAN, STREETSCAPE & CYCLE TRACK PLAN, AND ZONING MAP
  • PARTICIPATE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A FORM-BASED CODE FOR EIGHTH STREET
  • PARTICIPATE IN EXERCISES TO DETERMINE PREFERENCES ABOUT WORKFORCE HOUSING, BUILDING HEIGHTS, & BUILDING CHARACTER

Find out more at envision8th.org

by Missy Luick
Monday, June 20, 2016

June 20, 2016

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:           Alexander R. Yockey P.E., Civil Engineer II, (231) 922-4468     

US-31 (W. Grandview Parkway)

Lane Closures

6/21/2016 to 6/24/2016

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City and Elmer’s Crane and Dozer will be reconstructing curb and gutter and installing sidewalk ramps on the north and south side of US-31 (W. Grandview Parkway) at the intersection with Hall St. This project will start Tuesday June 21, 2016 and is expected to be finished by June 24, 2016.

On Tuesday, June 21st, the northern westbound lane of US-31 will be closed to traffic between N. Union St. and N. Oak St. and will re-open by the end of day Tuesday, June 21st. Starting on Wednesday, June 22nd, the southern eastbound lane of US-31 will be closed to traffic between N. Union St. and N. Oak St. and will re-open by the end of the day Friday June 24th.

Hall St. Closure

6/22/2016 to 6/24/2016

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City and Elmer’s Crane and Dozer will be reconstructing Hall St. at US-31 (W. Grandview Parkway) This project will start Wednesday, June 22, 2016 and is expected to be finished by the end of the day June 24, 2016.

Starting on Wednesday, June 22nd, Hall St. will be closed to through traffic until the end of the day Friday, June 24th. Access to Hall St. and Garland St. businesses will be maintained via northbound on Hall St. off of W. Front St.

 Hall St. / W. Front St.

Temporary Four-Way Stop

6/22/2016 to 7/1/2016

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City will be converting the intersection of Hall St. and W. Front St. to a four-way stop to facilitate turning movements onto W. Front St. from Hall St. This temporary traffic control is necessary due to construction on Hall St. in conjunction with the reconstruction of Garland St.

Starting on Wednesday, June 22nd the intersection of Hall St. and W. Front St. will be a four-way until the end of the day Friday, July 1st.

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The City of Traverse City is located in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. Traverse City was incorporated in 1891 as a Village and in 1895 as a City. It encompasses 8.09 square miles and has a population of 14,674 (2010 Census).

by Missy Luick
Thursday, June 16, 2016

June 16, 2016 

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:           Alexander R. Yockey P.E., Civil Engineer II, (231) 922-4468

Hall St. Detour

6/16/2016 to 6/23/2016

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City and Elmer’s Crane and Dozer will be relocating a fire hydrant and installing sidewalk on the west side of Hall St. between Garland St. and W. Grandview Parkway. This project will start Thursday June 16, 2016 and is expected to be finished by June 23, 2016.

Southbound Hall St. traffic will be detoured utilizing N. Union St. and W. Front St. Northbound traffic on Hall St. will be maintained through the construction zone.

Please use alternate routes avoiding this area to reduce congestion, delay and promote worker safety. Appropriate signage and barricades will be in place in and around the work area.

This construction will generate dust, noise and cause inconvenience. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation. Please feel free to call Alexander Yockey at 922-4468 if you have any questions, comments or concerns about the work or the schedule.

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The City of Traverse City is located in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. Traverse City was incorporated in 1891 as a Village and in 1895 as a City. It encompasses 8.09 square miles and has a population of 14,674 (2010 Census).

by Missy Luick
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

June 14, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Russ Soyring, City of Traverse City, Planning Director, (231) 922-4465

West Boardman Lake District

Public survey open until July 8, 2016

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City and LSL Planning, the consultant team leading the West Boardman Lake District project, have released a survey to aide in providing input on the two design alternatives. The survey will be open until July 8, 2016. Detailed drawings and information on the project are on display in the lobby outside the Commission Chambers on the second floor of the Governmental Center building located at 400 Boardman Avenue, Traverse City.

The West Boardman Lake District project consists of an analysis of the West Boardman Lake Avenue component of the Boardman Lake Brownfield Plan. Goals established for the project include planning for economic development, public spaces, lake and trail access, attractive and safe streets and to complement projects occurring concurrently (Envision 8th and West Boardman Lake Trail projects). The project began in October 2015. In April 2016, four conceptual designs were discussed with community stakeholders, Old Towne Neighborhood, business owners, and city staff.

In early June, the consultants presented two design alternatives to the Planning Commission. One of the alternatives (alternative B) depicts two variations for connections at both 8th and 14th Streets, so the consultants referred to the designs as 2.5 alternatives.

A summary of the alternatives is outlined below:

Alternative A

  • No new street
  • Reconstruct Lake Avenue to be more pedestrian and bicycle friendly
  • Identify where new development could occur without a new street

Alternatives B1 and B2

  • Includes redesign of Lake Avenue  with pedestrian amenities and business access, but closes connection to 8th Street
  • New street connecting 14th to 8th Street with built in traffic calming design
  • Identify where new development could occur with a new street
  • New traffic signal at 8th Street
  • Variation #1 where the new street connects at 8th Street (east or west of Copy Central)
  • Variation #2 where the new street connects at 14th Street (90-degree intersection or curved design)

The presentation that was given to the Planning Commission along with the survey link is available on the Planning Department’s Project Page:  http://www.traversecitymi.gov/plancurrentproje.asp

For more information, please contact Planning Director, Russ Soyring at (231) 922-4465.

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The City of Traverse City is located in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. Traverse City was incorporated in 1891 as a Village and in 1895 as a City. It encompasses 8.09 square miles and has a population of 14,674 (2010 Census).

by Missy Luick
Thursday, June 9, 2016

June 9, 2016

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:           John McWethy, Public Services Assistant, (231) 922-4467                  

700 Block Lake St. Closure 

Lake Street will be closed to all traffic

June 10th 2016 from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

TRAVERSE CITY- Motorists and pedestrians should be aware that TART Trails will be closing Lake Street between Tenth Street and Eleventh Street for an event. This closure will cause disruptions to pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

Property owners will be able to access their property at all times.    

Please use alternate routes avoiding this area to reduce congestion, delay and inconvenience for your travels. Appropriate signage and barricades will be in place in and around the affected areas.

We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation. Please feel free to call John McWethy at 922-4467 if you have any questions, comments or concerns about the work or the schedule.

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The City of Traverse City is located in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. Traverse City was incorporated in 1891 as a Village and in 1895 as a City. It encompasses 8.09 square miles and has a population of 14,674 (2010 Census).

by Missy Luick
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

June 7, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Russ Soyring, City of Traverse City, Planning Director, (231) 922-4465

West Boardman Lake District

Open House and Presentation

June 7, 2016

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City and LSL Planning, the consultant team leading the West Boardman Lake District project, will be hosting an open house today, June 7, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Training Room, on the second floor of the Governmental Center building located at 400 Boardman Avenue, Traverse City.

The West Boardman Lake District project consists of an analysis of the West Boardman Lake Avenue component of the Boardman Lake Brownfield Plan. Goals established for the project include planning for economic development, public spaces, lake and trail access, attractive and safe streets and to complement projects occurring concurrently (Envision 8th and West Boardman Lake Trail projects). In April 2016, four schematic design concepts were discussed with community stakeholders, Old Towne Neighborhood, business owners, and city staff.

At the Open House, the public is invited to view and discuss with the consultants two design alternatives for the neighborhood on the west side of Boardman Lake, which many people know as the Old Towne Neighborhood. 

Following the Open House, the City Planning Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. where the consultants will conduct a formal presentation on the planning process and alternatives for the West Boardman Lake District.  The Planning Commission meeting will be held in the Commission Chambers, also located in the Governmental Center.

For more information, please visit the Planning Department’s Project Page or contact Planning Director, Russ Soyring at (231) 922-4465.

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The City of Traverse City is located in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. Traverse City was incorporated in 1891 as a Village and in 1895 as a City. It encompasses 8.09 square miles and has a population of 14,674 (2010 Census).

by Missy Luick
Friday, June 3, 2016

June 3, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Missy Luick, City of Traverse City, Planning and Engineering Assistant, (231) 922-4778

Pop Up Civic Square

June 3-5, 2016

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City Planning Department, Traverse City Parking Services and the Downtown Development Authority are hosting a temporary or “pop-up” Civic Square in downtown Traverse City at the corner of Cass Street and State Street. The event is taking place in the City-owned parking lot (called Lot O) and features a variety of programmed events.

The purpose of the temporary civic square is to introduce the community to a civic square and how it can function in the center of downtown Traverse City.

A photo booth competition will take place throughout the event. Let the City know what you would like to see in a possible future civic square by using the photo booth and sharing photos on the event page, emailing them to the City Planning Department or posting them on social media with the #mycivicsquare.

Schedule of events at the Civic Square:

Friday, June 3, 2016

10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.              City Master Plan vision review

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.              Brown bag lunch and coloring with Crooked Tree Arts Center

4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.               Live music, events with Cherry Republic, and Cards Against Urbanity

Dusk:                                       “The Princess Bride” movie night presented by Bike-In TC

Saturday, June 4, 2016

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                        Little Bird Kid’s Concert with Miriam Pico presented by Traverse City Kid

11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.              Brown bag lunch and yard games with TC Picnic Club

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.                Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities hands-on family activity and events with Cherry Republic

4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.                Art in the Square- painting a parking space art competition with the TC Arts Commission

Sunday, June 5, 2016

8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.                Live music

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The City of Traverse City is located in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. Traverse City was incorporated in 1891 as a Village and in 1895 as a City. It encompasses 8.09 square miles and has a population of 14,674 (2010 Census).