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File #: 21-187    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Report Status: Consent Agenda (no vote)
File created: 1/21/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/17/2021 Final action:
Title: 5th Street Corridor STARS Study Final Report
Attachments: 1. Att.A - 5th Street Corridor STARS Study Executive Summary
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AGENDA DATE: 2/17/2021

5th Street Corridor STARS Study Final Report

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: To provide information to the Board of Supervisors on the VDOT 5th Street Corridor STARS Study Final Report.

ITEM TYPE: Consent Information Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Richardson, Walker, Kamptner, Filardo, Rapp, McDermott, Butch

PRESENTER (S): Daniel Butch

LEGAL REVIEW: Not Required

REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson

BACKGROUND: The Virginia Department of Transportation conducted a transportation study of the 5th Street corridor between Harris Road in Charlottesville and Ambrose Commons Drive in Albemarle County. The study began in June 2019 and was supported by a stakeholder group made up of representatives from the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC), the Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization (CA-MPO), Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT), and the 5th and Avon Community Advisory Committee. The study identified safety, congestion, and multi-modal issues to develop and recommend on-going, near-term, and long-term improvements.

STRATEGIC PLAN: Infrastructure Investment: Prioritize, plan, and invest in critical infrastructure that responds to past and future changes and improves the capacity to serve community needs.

DISCUSSION: VDOT established early and continuous engagement through the public involvement process that engaged community members through a variety of channels and opportunities. The study team gathered input and feedback from the public throughout the study through a mix of in-person and online outreach activities and public surveys. Community meetings were held with two key focus groups establishing goals and priorities at a 5th & Avon Community Advisory Committee meeting and with Southwood neighborhood residents. In 2020, an online public forum was organized for public feedback on priorities and alternative solutions that resulted in...

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