Back with another update here at long last . . . this time we'll be taking a "detour" up to Lenox's northern "rival", Arboris for a larger update, while the City of Lenox gets their engineering plans in place for the North Lenox projects.
Arboris is a city about 15 miles northwest of Lenox. The map below will illustrate downtown Arboris and its immediate vicinity. I've gotten around to naming most of the roads, but there are still a number of roads and features that need to be named . . .
Now for a look around town:
Along 5th Avenue, looking north
A look along the "main drag" through downtown, 3rd Avenue, facing west. The One-Way cross-street is Pacific Avenue, another important arterial through town, while the Road is SW Balance Street. Arboris has a mostly alphabetic street name ordering which is divided by Pacific. The west side, however, oddly omits an "A" street.
Facing south from the large commercial towers at 3rd and Balance.
A mosaic of downtown, facing west
Another major intersection on the south end of downtown, facing south. This is where Pacific splits into a one-way couplet with Atlantic Street at 6th Avenue. You can tell the landscape designer who was hired to snazz up this intersection was from Los Angeles.
A look at a close-in residential area downtown, facing north. This is along SE 5th and 6th, with the road down the center of the pic being SE Caspian Street.
On the north side of the river, south of Montpelier Avenue and east of Atlantic is the Little Italy district. It was the original "downtown" of Arboris but was damaged by a series of fires in the mid-20th century. The district has recovered nicely, and most of the buildings have been restored, albeit some were razed for more modern structures. This pic is facing west.
West of Highway 9 and just south of the river is the old industrial district. This is along SW 3rd, facing west.
Also looking west, in the vicinity of SW 5th.
The southern end is bounded by the railroad viaduct, along Ridley Road. This is facing south.
Freeway access to Arboris is relatively poor right now. This rather nonchalant interchange at Highway 30 and Hudson Street (facing north) is right now the closest access to downtown. TDOT is planning on redesigning the Highway 9/Highway 30 interchange and this plan will likely include another interchange at 3rd or Pacific.
And finally, a look at the south side of town, which is more suburban in nature.
This is along Pacific Street near 11th, facing south.
One of the major intersections on this side of town is at 17th and Pacific. Here it is facing north, toward downtown:
And facing south:
Hudson Street turns into Sleepydale Road a few blocks south of Highway 30, where it takes a scenic climb through the hills south of Arboris.
Also facing west. Note the powerlines running over the road.
This is where the powerlines have come from (facing west). Arboris has a small turbine farm up on the hill, which is reached by a little access road from Sleepydale.
And that does it for this update--I'll be back with something here relatively soon. Hope you enjoyed this tour of Arboris!