View the initial concept
Over the last year, you shared what you would like to see on Franklin Avenue. With the help of your feedback, the project team has selected an initial layout, or what is often referred to as a preferred alternative for design.
The initial concept includes the following changes to the corridor
- Three-lane design with center turn lanes and possible medians
- Removal of parking
- Sidewalk and bike or shared used path on both sides
- Boulevards with green space
The project team will spend the next year finalizing the details of the proposal with the help of your feedback about intersections, transit stops and boulevard plantings.
Why we are changing parking
Franklin Avenue has limited space and we want to use it in the best way possible to address community priorities. We have determined we will need to remove parking between Lyndale (County Road 22) and Chicago avenues to accommodate the design.
One of the main points we heard through engagement was to improve safety and accessibility along the corridor. According to a recent parking study, the utilization of on-street parking along the corridor was low. The new design will enhance safety and accessibility to better serve all roadway users, including people walking, rolling, biking, riding transit, and driving.
Preferred design engagement
The project team hosted an open house on November 1 at Hope Community Inc.
View the open house presentation boards
View the open house one pager.
Design phase 2 engagement
Read about the engagement work that took place between January and May of 2023.
View the 2023 project one pager.
Design phase 1 engagement
View the 2022 open house presentation boards (PDF)
View the 2022 open house project one-pager.
View the 2019-2020 open house materials (PDF)