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Union Street Streetscape Improvement Project

Union Street Streetscape Improvement Project

The City of Concord adopted its updated Downtown Master Plan in August 2016. The plan identified the completion of a new Union Street streetscape as a catalytic project for downtown Concord.

Goals

  • Incentivize, attract, and enhance downtown’s street life and activity
  • Create a safe and comfortable street for pedestrians and bicyclists
  • Encourage outdoor dining and seating
  • Create infrastructure to support community events
  • Develop a streetscape that is easier and more affordable to maintain and repair
  • Attract new private investment
  • Update aging underground utility and storm water systems.

An updated streetscape will improve the quality of life with a focus on pedestrians. Increased foot traffic and street life will attract new restaurants with outdoor dining, night life, and retailers. Reuse of now vacant upper stories will be more attractive to office and residential uses. The new streetscape will also increase property values and redevelopment opportunities in downtown.

City planning staff developed three options for community input before starting the full design. Each option impacts the outdoor dining, shopping, and parking differently.  Your input will influence the design process and the future downtown Concord.

Streetscape: a term that is used to describe the natural and built fabric of the street, and is defined as the design quality of the street and its visual effect. This concept recognizes that a street is a public place where people are able to engage in various activities.

 

Event Details:

Union Street Streetscape Demonstration

Located on Union St. S. between Gianni’s & Cabarrus Creamery

Friday, May 31st 10 AM-9 PM

Saturday, June 1st 10 AM-2 PM

 

What is your zip code?
Did you attend the Union Street Streetscape Demonstration on May 31st and/or June 1st?
Yes
66%
No
35%
Closed to responses | 604 Responses
Do you own a business or property located in the Downtown MSD (Municipal Service District)?
No
89%
Yes
11%
Closed to responses | 586 Responses
What activities bring you to Downtown Concord? (select all that apply)
Eat
94%
Shop
74%
Live
31%
Other (include comment below)
27%
Work
26%
Closed to responses | 503 Responses
How do you get to Downtown Concord? (select all that apply)
Drive
88%
Walk
39%
Bike
12%
Cab/Uber/Lyft
5%
Other (comment below)
1%
Public Transportation
1%
Closed to responses | 523 Responses
When driving your vehicle into Downtown, where do you usually park ?
Closed for Comments
What do you currently like about Downtown Concord (specifically Union Street)?
Closed for Comments
In your opinion, what if anything should be improved on Union Street?
Closed for Comments
Choose between the Three Proposed Options for A New Union Street Design (Select One Option).
Option 1
62%
Option 2
21%
Option 4 – None of the Above (Leave Union Street As Is)
10%
Option 3
7%
Closed to responses | 546 Responses

If you picked option 2, which side of Union Street would you prefer parking?
East (Hotel Concord, Cabarrus Creamery, Davis Theater, County Courthouse Side)
61%
West (Public Library, Gianni’s Trattoria, Union Street Bistro Side)
39%
Closed to responses | 161 Responses
Please share any additional comments or concerns about Union Street and Downtown Concord.
Closed for Comments
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