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Main Street Streetscape Project

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The Main Street Master Plan is part of one of the first steps in implementing the Downtown Vibrancy Plan.  The Downtown Vibrancy Plan provides the foundation for improving circulation, safety, and aesthetics in the downtown area.  The Main Street Master Plan has been developed to further refine the framework and guidance specific to Main Street.  Any recommendations made in the Master Plan will be further advanced during the final design and construction phases.

Project Location:

Main Street between Central Avenue and E San Luis Street.

Project Background:

The Vibrancy Plan included a vision and goals to improve the Main Street corridor within the downtown area to make circulation improvements that support the vibrancy plan goals.  Among suggested improvements are converting Main Street from a one-way street to two-way and enhancing the pedestrian environment to include amenities such as lighting, security, outdoor seating opportunities, and place making.

Input received from several meetings conducted by the City in 2016 for the Main Street Master Plan will provide guidance for the design of the project.  The exhibit below is a conceptual rendition of the desired improvements, part of the Main Street Master Plan, and will guide the re-design of Main Street.  The Main Street Master Plan will be presented to Council in the summer of 2017. 

To learn more about the Downtown Vibrancy Plan click here.

Project Update:

The Downtown Vibrancy Main Street Master Plan is scheduled to go to City Council for approval on October 24th.  The Master Plan is being recommended for approval by the Salinas Traffic and Transportation Commission and City Staff.  

For more information, contact Andrew Easterling at andrewe [at] ci.salinas.ca.us
or (831) 758-7241.

Project Cost / Budget:

$12 million

Please stay tuned for upcoming updates!