'Renaissance' OLEAN
2015 & 2016
DOWNTOWN OLEAN
- A NEW BEGINNING -
CONSTRUCTION - PHASE 1 OF 2..EACH PHASE 1 YEAR
PHASE -1 FROM UNION & MAIN TO THE TRACKS.  PHASE-2 FROM RAILROAD TRACKS TO INTERSECTION OF ROUTE 16 AND 417
PANORAMIC VIEW OF CONSTRUCTION ZONE OF PHASE-1 AREA.  WAYNE & N. UNION INTERSECTION
CONSTRUCTION BEGINS
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THE WAY WE WERE.....
THE REPAVING AND STREET IMPROVEMENTS OF NORTH UNION ST. - 1976
THIS EVENT SIGNALED THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF THE LONG ESTABLISHED DOWNTOWN RETAIL DISTRICT.
This was a May - September project ; not one business remains. Notice buildings from former Bradners
to the corner are gone.  Vacant 'Block 8', now known a Blue Bird Square, was all that remained until
development by Louis Magnano. The opening of Olean Center Mall in Sept. '76 was the knock-out punch.
THE 1976 DOWNTOWN BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT THAT GAVE US THE CURRENT SHOPPING DISTRICT

"WALKABLE" OLEAN NY
A PREVIEW OF THE UPCOMING CHANGES PLANNED FOR DOWNTOWN OLEAN NY
DESCRIPTION OF THE ENTIRE PROJECT......CLICK HERE         SIMULATION OF TRAFFIC PATTERNS......CLICK HERE
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RAILROAD CROSSING AT WHITNEY AVE.
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VIEW NORTH FROM OLEAN CENTER MALL ENTRANCE
VIEW SOUTH FROM OLEAN CENTER MALL ENTRANCE
FEWER PARKING SPACES IN FRONT OF BUSINESSES, HOWEVER MORE SPACE TO WALK -  INTERESTING LOGIC
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100 BLOCK N. UNION ST. 60's & early 70's - SO MANY PLACES TO SHOP
INTERSECTION AT NORTH UNION, MAIN ST AND NORTH UNION ST. EXTENSION - TRAFFIC CIRCLE CONSTRUCTION
INTERSECTIONS OF WAYNE AND DELAWARE AVENUES - DELAWARE  AVE NOW ACCESSED BY NORTH LANE ONLY
LOCATION OF THE FIRST TRAFFIC CIRCLE ENTERING OLEAN FROM ROUTE 16 NORTH
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AUGUST 2, 2015
ASPHALT AND CIRCLES EMERGE
TRAFIC CIRCLE AT WAYNE - NORTH. UNION - DELAWARE PARK PLAZA ENTRANCE
WAYNE  ST EMERGING INTO CIRCLE ON NORTH UNION
VIEWS LOOKING NORTH AND SOUTH FROM WAYNE - UNION STREET CIRCLE
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VIEWS FROM CIRCLES LOOKING SOUTH UP NORTH UNION TO RAILROAD TRACKS - NOTICE MISSING TREES ALONG WEST SIDE
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MORE CIRCLE VIEWS OF WAYNE ST AND HAMPTON INN TRAFFIC CIRCLES
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ROUND-ABOUT TRAFFIC CIRCLES IN HAMBURG NY FOR WHICH THOSE IN OLEAN NY WERE PATTERNED AFTER
SEPTEMBER 20, 2015
PHASE I STILL IN PROGRESS
PHASE II BEGINS ABOVE THE TRACKS
TRAFFIC CIRCLES OPEN AT MAIN-UNION ALSO UNION-WAYNE STREETS
FIRST DAYS OF TRAFFIC IN AREAS ABOVE AND BELOW WAYNE-UNION CIRCLE.  NO THRU TRAFFIC ABOVE WAYNE-UNION CIRCLE
PHASE II OF THE PROJECT BEGINS FROM RAIL ROAD TRACKS TO SULLIVAN STREET INTERSECTION
DECEMBER 1, 2015
PHASE I OF 2 COMPLETED
SULLIVAN ST TO N. UNION & MAIN ST. INTERSECTIONS
                 SULLIVAN ST TO RR TRACKS COMPLETE                                        TRAFFIC CIRCLE - CVS PHARMACY & MALL ENTRANCE
VIEW FROM OLEAN CENTER MALL AND CVS PHARMACY TO WAYNE ST. AND DELAWARE PARK PLAZA TURNING CIRCLE
OLEAN CENTER MALL ENTRANCE AND CVS PHARMACY EXIT TURNING CIRCLE
TWO VIEWS FROM WAYNE ST. TURNING CIRCLE LOOKING NORTH TO RT. 16 & SOUTH TO RR TRACKS
TWO VIEWS LOOKING NORTH TO MAIN & UNION TURNING CIRCLE NEAR HAMPTON INN MOTEL AREA
Almost 1/2 of all original on-street parking spaces  removed between Main & N. Union up to Sullivan St.
Some businesses - all parking spaces in front were completely removed