The success of the CRA is highly dependent on the connectivity provided by the street network. The current network of streets within and around the CRA does not support connectivity, walkability, and alternate modes of transportation, nor do they provide the ability for properties to develop or redevelop in an urban form. An expanded street network will improve connectivity and viability of alternative modes of transportation.
The Framework Plan proposes a network of new primary and secondary streets, extending connections of existing streets and adding new blocks of streets to fill in gaps to reduce walking distances and improve connectivity and access to businesses and residences. In addition to improved access, the future road network will result in less congestion at major intersections along State Road 50. The first project to be constructed from the list proposed in the Framework will be the extension of Maine Street to connect Maguire Road and Bluford Avenue.