The City of Lakewood recently won a $50,000 competitive grant to plan for Madison Avenue Streetscape improvements. The city won the competitive award from NOACA’s Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative (TLCI) Program.
The TLCI program, supported by funds that originate from the Federal Highway Administration, provides grants and technical assistance for transportation planning activities that promote sustainable development, economic development, and alternatives to the single-occupant vehicles.
The proposed planning project, to be called Madison East, will include the that area of the City of Lakewood bordered by Madison Avenue to the north, Clarence Avenue to the west, Bramley Avenue and the Greater Cleveland RTA Rapid Tracks to the south, and W. 117th Street to the east.
Through a number of public meetings, public engagement, site surveys, historical study, and evaluation of alternatives, the study will deliver strategies to improve the pedestrian access, traffic movement, and the streetscape of Madison Avenue in the neighborhood. It will also complement the Department of Planning and Development’s Birdtown/Madison East neighborhood planning efforts already underway.
Detroit Avenue underwent a similar study that was adopted into the City’s Community Vision in 2008. We'll start the public involvement pieces in March.