Podcast: Director of Public Services Joel Walinski on the 5th St and Water St parking lot improvements

Joel Walinski, Tracy Davis, Ross Currier Our guest today was Director of Public Services, Joel Walinski, discussing the 5th Street and Water Street Parking Lot improvement project

See the consultant’s Northfield streetscape website for all the background and documentation.

Below are photos from the Mayor’s Streetscape Task Force meeting help earlier in the day.

John Slack, Streetscape Task Force consultant Streetscape Task Force

Click play to listen. 30 minutes.

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  1. Griff Wigley said:

    I’ve added/updated the photos in this blog post.

    December 11, 2007
  2. Griff Wigley said:

    In today’s paper: Fifth and Water project advances: Streetscape Task Force adds benches, removes median.

    The current design proposes widening the sidewalk along the river, new bike racks, benches and limestone block seating, as well as more trees and planters. The parking lot would no longer have a median where a mailbox for some Water Street businesses resides, and parking stalls would be perpendicular, as opposed to its current angled configuration.­

    January 19, 2008