Kittery discusses Foreside plan

KITTERY, Maine – The Town Council received the draft Foreside land use, parking and transportation study from the consultants who compiled the report during a workshop on Monday night.

The Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Kittery Area Comprehensive Transportation System (KACTS), through the Southern Maine Regional Planning Commission, contracted consultants Tom Errico, senior associate and traffic engineering director with T.Y. Lin International, and Mitchell Rasor, landscape architect with MRLD LLC. They spent the majority of 2017 compiling data and soliciting information from the town’s Foreside Working Group in order to come back with suggestions on how the town can set itself on the best possible course to shape future development in the Foreside and improve the area’s traffic flow and parking while also improving accessibility for cyclists and pedestrians.

“We’re here tonight to give the council a view of the what the draft recommendations are coming out of the Foreside land use, parking and transportation study,” said Town Manager Kendra Amaral. “It is really helping us focus on transportation and build out ideas for the Foreside area, all the way up Gourmet Alley (on Route 1).”

By Alex LaCasse

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