8th Street Business Owners – We’ve created this page to help you plan for the upcoming reconstruction project. As we get closer to construction more and more information will publish on this site. We encourage you to sign up for email updates (see the link at the bottom of the page).


This project includes the reconstruction of 8th Street from Boardman to Railroad, with a bit of associated necessary infrastructure work on Franklin. Please see the Preliminary Engineering page for more details.

Jan. 3 2019 – we mailed the property owners (i.e., those with 8th Street frontage in this area), a postcard to notify them of the project planning process and a note that we would be in touch soon. (Goal date of Jan. 20, 2019) Since that time we have been taking calls from the property owners who have called or emailed, and noting the best way to contact them.

Jan. 28 2019 – Due to plan changes/review our property owner packets are not finished at this time. However, we hope that they will be available within the next week. These packets will be customized to the individual parcels, and give you an idea of exactly what impact this project may have on your property. Once the packets are ready we’ll start making calls.

Overall Area Project Phasing (Above)


Aerial of Existing Phase 3 Section

As you can see from the sections of Envision 8th that have already been completed (in the area of Lake Avenue), this street redesign includes a lot of new elements. The city is also planning a form-based code update* for this corridor, please watch the city planning page for details.

(*The Envision Eighth Charrette process yielded a draft Form-Based Code document that has not yet been fully vetted by the Planning Commission, nor adopted by the City. A subcommittee of the Planning Commission was formed in late Summer of 2018 to review the draft Form-Based Code and make recommendations to the Planning Commission for consideration. 

What is Form-Based Code? A Form-Based Code is a means of regulating land development to achieve a specific urban form. Form-Based Codes foster predictable built results and a high-quality public realm by using physical form as the organizing principle, with a lesser focus on land use, through municipal regulations.)

City of Traverse Construction Survival Guide

City of TC Construction Survival Guide

We’ve provided images of the guide’s pages below, but you can download a printable copy of the brochure at the link above.

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City Engineering FAQ

Survival Tips from Other Local Businesses!

(Coming soon)