MK Plan for Zoning Overlay

May 13th, 2015
Critical Area #2

College Avenue at 54th Street

Why Critical: This intersection is a neighborhood commercial node with a grocery store, bars, night club, cafes, coffee shop, hair salon, and offices. It is surrounded by single-family and multi-family residential structures.

Recommendations:

  • See Land Use and Design Recommendations for College Avenue above.
  • Do not permit commercial uses to intrude further into the neighborhood.
  • Discourage billboards.
  • As redevelopment occurs, encourage underground utilities in an effort to eliminate utility poles and overhead lines, thereby increasing pedestrian space.
  • Install traffic calming measures that would provide a more pedestrian-friendly environment.
  • Improve pedestrian safety on the southwest corner of the intersection by identifying pedestrian walkways and separating pedestrians from vehicular traffic.
  • Clearly identify the crosswalks at this intersection to improve safety and accommodate pedestrians and connectivity to the Monon Trail.
  • Install and/or repair sidewalks along 54th Street to facilitate connection with the Monon Trail.

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