NW 1st Avenue Streetscape
Location: Between NW 16th St. and NW 20th St. ~2,000 linear feet
Start Date: 2012
Key Partners: Neighborhood residents and business owners
Completion Date: July 2018
Available Funding: $3.5M
Former CRA District: College Park University Heights
A major football game-day destination, this segment of NW 1st Avenue consists of a mixture of land-uses including student housing, commercial businesses, religious institutions, and fraternities. A constrained right-of-way required creative design thinking to accommodate multiple streetscape elements as prioritized by stakeholders such as: pedestrian facilities, landscaping, lighting, parking (vehicular, scooter, and bicycle), undergrounding utilities, solid waste, and delivery vehicle access. A significant aspect of the project was the coordination and inclusion of undergrounding overhead utility facilities. The resulting design is an organized and efficient layout for a multi-functioning corridor that includes utility and infrastructure upgrades, increased on-street parking, street trees, pedestrian accommodations, decorative lighting, bicycle parking, dumpster enclosures, and trash and recycling receptacles.
See the NW 1st Ave Streetscape Construction Booklet here.
CRA Project Manager
Last Updated On: November 19, 2018