Last week, the community celebrated the visionaries of the Mason Corridor at the Taste of Mason. Attendees had an opportunity to learn more about the soon-to-be constructed MAX Bus Rapid Transit, economic redevelopment projects along Mason Street and taste delicious food samples from Mason Street-area restaurants.
The Taste of Mason was the official kick off of the Mason Corridor and the beginning of construction of the MAX BRT system. The construction and operation of MAX is predicted to be an economic success. The City's largest infrastructure project in history is projected to create $150 million in regional expenditures and more than 1,000 jobs with in the first year.
How should the Mason Corridor look and feel? An Urban Design Study is just beginning—the City of Fort Collins is taking the lead on how private investment and future public partnerships can mold the aesthetics of the Corridor and make sure redevelopment reflects specific elements the public feel are important. Watch for public input opportunities in July—we want to hear what you think!
With the official kick off of the Mason Corridor comes the start of construction for the MAX. Impacts will be most severe this summer when the City and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway replace the railroad tracks in Downtown. From July 16-August 3 Mason Street will either be partially or fully closed from south of Cherry Street through Laurel Street. When construction wraps up in August, Mason Street will be converted to two-way traffic. Learn more about the construction schedule and impacts at fcgov.com/mason.