Adams Green


Project Overview

The goal of the Adams Green Transportation Improvement Project is to develop the roadway network that will support the creation of the Adams Green Park. Adams Green will be a bicycle and pedestrian-friendly, green focal point for downtown Quincy, which makes the transportation improvements much more than a traditional road project – they pave the way for this new town green to be possible. The job will also touch on elements of streetscape design, improvement to signals and intersection geometry, parking, and transit. Given the historic nature of Quincy’s downtown, significant coordination with local and state historic groups is expected. The project is funded through a federal transportation earmark.

The City of Quincy has established a project team led by Howard/Stein-Hudson; for more on the project team and its members please click here. (link to project’s page) The consultant team will be responsible for taking the design for the roadways and intersections surrounding the future site of Adams Green from concept through 100% design and selection of a contractor to build the selected option. The project is currently expected to run from October, 2011 to October, 2012.
• Preliminary engineering to the 25% design phase – November 2011 – January 2012.
• 25% design to 75% design – late January 2012 to June 2012.
• 75% design to 100% design – June 2012 – September 2012.
• Pre-bid and construction services – October 2012 forward.

The outer bounds of the project’s study area are represented by the following intersections: Furnace Brook Parkway/Newport Avenue, Furnace Brook Parkway/Hancock Street, Granite Street/School Street/Quarry Street; Elm Street/Miller Stile Road/Mayor Hannon Parkway/Hancock Street, and Southern Artery/Sea Street/Coddington Street. For a look at all the intersections to be analyzed by the project, click here. (Link the numbered intersection graphic) The project team will be analyzing a total of 22 intersections and proposing transportation improvements for all modes at the 7 closest to the site of Adams Green to ensure that the new park can achieve its full potential. The City and consultant team are both aware of the many projects going on around the future park site and will be coordinating with them to ensure that downtown Quincy stays open for business and accessible to commuters as those projects move forward.

Working with the Community

The City of Quincy and its project team are committed to meaningful public involvement. A project of this magnitude must be planned and built with the community, and not for it. The public involvement effort for this project is organized into two parallel, overlapping tracks: virtual and face-to-face. This project website is the focal point of the virtual approach. Throughout the design process, it will grow and develop with new materials posted to the project documents page to help users gain a better understanding of the work. We understand that many individuals lack time to attend public meetings but by posting presentations and other materials developed to support the public involvement process on the website, we expect to expand the impact of these documents beyond the sessions at which they were presented and allow website users to learn about the project on their own time and make informed comments to us through email. We take emailed comments just as seriously as those made at public meetings and expect that some of them will play a role in shaping the project outcome. We are also aware that increasingly, users are connecting with websites via mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets. This website has been designed with these users in mind.

Given the prominence of social media, we also encourage members of the community to follow the project on FaceBook and Twitter. Announcements regarding upcoming meetings, updated webs contact and other project milestones will be made available through these outlets. The face-to-face engagement effort will consist of broadly publicized public information meetings and targeted briefings for key stakeholder groups. At present, we anticipate holding all of our public information meetings at the Crane Public Library near the project site. These meetings will provide members of the community with, not their only, but one of their best opportunities to learn more about the project and contribute their thoughts, questions and concerns to its development. In addition to the public information meeting, the City and its project team will also hold a 25% design hearing in winter 2012. At this time, we anticipate holding four such large public meetings including the 25% design hearing. The materials prepared for and developed to document these meetings will be made available through this website. However you want to connect with the project: social media, telephone, a letter, email or face-to-face, the project team is eager to hear from you. For more information on this aspect of the process, please see the public involvement plan on the project documents page.

Quincy Revitalization
City of Quincy


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