The Ohio Department of Transportation Met with the Olde Towne East Neighborhood Association on August 11, 2010 to present several options for the intersection of Parsons Avenue, Town/Bryden, and Elijah Pierce. Below are the options that were presented at that meeting. Option A was the most popular best it provided the best access to the neighborhoods.
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Option A Advantages:Most Efficient design based on traffic flowOffers full range of turning optionsSafest traffic operationEasy access to Olde Towne Quarter
Option B Trade-offs:Loose south-bound connectivity on Parsons from Olde Towne Quarter (southbound traffic through Olde Towne must turn right at Elijah Pierce)
Option C Advantages:Reduces width of Parsons by one lane to provide more green space on the neighborhood side.
Option D Trade-offs:Takes all of ET Paul blockDoes not remove southbound through lane
Option E Trade-offs:No left turns from Parsons to Town Street or Bryden Road
Option F Advantages:Creates consistent edge along west side of ParsonsMaximizes green space on neighborhood side of Parsons, allowing for more potential redevelopment space
- Diagram also shows removing tree lawn buffer between sidewalk and road on east side of Parsons Avenue, north of Town/Bryden. This could occur on any option.
Option G Trade-offs:Removes all buildings on ET Paul Block (including Tire Warehouse)Removes garage along alley**Note: NOT required by ODOT or project
Various elements of each option above can be combined. The above picture is a combination of options C, E and F.