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Transportation and Parking Analysis
Transportation and Parking Analysis - Final Report
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 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 was formed to help guide the effort. Agendas from their meetings may be found in the Village’s Agenda Center.
- Tr. Arthur Ircink, Chair of Public Works
- Jon Krouse, Community Development Authority
- Katie Gnau, Elder Services Advisory Board
- Timothy Kenney, Shorewood School District
- Janee Pederson, Parks and Public Spaces 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.
Two final Town Halls were held on December 4, 2019 at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm in Village Center to present draft findings and recommendations (Powerpoint). Questions and comments pertaining to those draft findings were accepted through December 18, 2019. That report was updated to a Final Draft, which was presented by the project consultants at a special Committee of the Whole meeting on Thursday, January 30 at 6:30 pm. Formal receipt of the final analysis was approved on February 17, 2020.
Implementation was to take place throughout 2020 and in future years based on policy direction and staffing and budget availabilities.