2nd Street SW Improvements Project Update: Stantec’s design team has completed a detailed topographic survey of the project corridor along with a traffic study, public utility evaluation, and a walkability audit.  Preliminary design concepts for the overall roadway layout, streetscape, St. Marys walkway/plaza, transit, and pedestrian improvements were available for public viewing and comment at the Property Owner/Public Open House held on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the United Way of Olmsted County building.   The City provided the 2nd St SW property owners and tenants the opportunity to meet with project staff for one-on-one meetings between the hours of 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.   The City then held a Public Open House from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM to allow the public the opportunity to view the preliminary design concepts and to ask questions or provide comment. Additional opportunities for public involvement and participation activities will be planned in 2016 to engage and inform property and business owners about the Second Street design process as it evolves.

Below are links to documents and exhibits used at Public Open House No 1.  Please note that that the figures and illustrations in the links below are based upon preliminary design concepts and are subject to change during the final design process.

2nd Street Roadway Geometric Layout Exhibit

Rochester 2nd Street SW – Concept SketchUp Boards 1-3

Second Street Reconstruction – Open House Handout

Second Street Reconstruction – Open House Handout Flyer

St. Mary’s Entry Concept Rendering

Streetscape Plan View Concept Exhibit

Streetscape Alternative Cross Section Exhibits