Transportation and Parking Analysis
In 2018, the Village Board prioritized a village-wide comprehensive Transportation and Parking Analysis to be undertaken, and funds were identified in its 2019 budget. The Village's Community Development Authority agreed to assist the effort as a funding partner. After a formal request for proposal process, the Village has hired Walker Consultants and their sub-contractor Eriksson Engineering to coordinate this effort. On May 20, 2019 the Village Board approved a Project Management Plan detailing expected efforts roles and responsibilities, public engagement efforts and the overall project scope.
A Technical Advisory Group of the following representatives has also been formed to help guide the effort. Agendas and notes from their meetings may be found in the Village's Agenda Center.
- Tr. Michael Maher, Chair of Public Works
- Jon Krouse, Community Development Authority
- Janet Hertig, Elder Services Advisory Board
- Timothy Kenney, Shorewood School District
- Rachel Ellerman, Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Committee
- Therese Klein, Plan Commission
- Leonard Sobczak, multi-family property owner
- Jake Bressette, Business Improvement District
An introductory Town Hall to provide an overview of the analysis and gather public input was held on Wednesday, June 26 at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Comments from that first Town Hall were summarized in a Technical Memo.
The second Town Hall focused specifically on Parking took place on Tuesday, July 30. Comments from that meeting will be summarized and incorporated into the ongoing analysis. The project's third Town Hall was held on Thursday, August 29 at 6:00 pm in the Village Center and focused on transportation issues and opportunities through the village. Focus groups of staff, businesses, school representatives, multi-family and single-family residents were also held, including a site specific review of the Metro Market parking garage. Summaries of these efforts were summarized in an additional Technical Memo.
Questions and comments were also solicited and compiled through an online form throughout the summer. Additional opportunities for public engagement and review for the duration of the project. To receive notifications and updates, please sign up for this Notify Me list.
A final Town Hall will take place on December 4, 2019 at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm in Village Center to present findings and draft recommendations, prior to presentation to the Village Board for consideration of acceptance in early 2020.