Nitsch was chosen to execute a corridor planning study for a two-mile segment of Route 125 (Osgood Street), as part of a MassDevelopment Planning Technical Assistance grant. The 2018 North Andover Master Plan recommended undertaking “a series of area plans for key commercial and mixed-use nodes to establish desired visions and outcomes for each location and craft zoning to implement those desired outcomes” – including in the Route 125 corridor.
The corridor study area ran from the intersection with Sutton Street at the south and the North Andover/Haverhill municipal boundary (just north of the intersection with Bradford Street) at the north.
Nitsch developed conceptual corridor transportation improvement options, with recommendations and conceptual designs, at key intersections along the corridor. These options incorporate complete streets and multi-modal improvements including road diet, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and improved crosswalks. Additionally, we conducted a robust stakeholder engagement and public participation process. The outreach included interviews with large landowners and developers, hosting a project website, a survey of residents and businesses, presentations of survey results, presentation of conceptual improvements and test fit options at public meetings, and a presentation to the North Andover Selectboard.
Owner: Town of North Andover
Client: Mass Development
Zoning Consultant: Innes Associates