LEXINGTON STREETSCAPE MASTER PLAN & IMPLEMENTATION
The Lexington Downtown Streetscape Master Plan established a strategy and guidelines for the incremental transformation of Downtown Lexington’s public realm. The goal of the plan was to restore a pedestrian-friendly and inviting environment to the Downtown district’s streets and public spaces. The master plan created better connected urban spaces within Downtown and the adjoining neighborhoods through the development of a “Complete Streets” strategy. The transformation of the downtown streetscape provided additional space for trees, wider sidewalks for cafe seating, reduces the width of roadways and increases the inventory of on-street parking.
The use of non-peak parking lanes created space to accommodate on-street bike lanes and provide over 100 new parking spaces to support shops and restaurants. Street and sidewalk improvements have created stronger linkages to the University of Kentucky and Transylvania Campuses and introduced a more earth-friendly and sustainable infrastructure to downtown streets. Phase 1 implementation is complete including the design and documentation of $17 million in capital improvements.
PEOPLE INVOLVEDClete Benken + Brian Kinzelman + Jeff Bryan
SERVICES PROVIDEDMaster Planning + Complete Streets Design + Sustainable Design + Construction Documentation
AWARDS / COMPLETE AWARDS LIST2011 American Council of Engineering Companies, Engineering Excellence Honor Award
2011 ACEC-KY EE Honor Grand Award
2009 International Downtown Association Award of Distinction
2009 American Planning Association Kentucky Chapter, Outstanding Plan
2008 Cincinnati Design Award, ASLA Unbuilt Project