An important recommendation of the 38th Avenue Corridor Plan is to develop a comprehensive streetscape plan. The purpose of an enhanced streetscape is to create a more consistent and attractive aesthetic, to enhance the pedestrian environment, and ultimately to promote a safe and vibrant street.
The implementation of this project has been focused on the "Main Street" portion of 38th Avenue between Upham and Marshall Streets. The goal of the project is to develop a conceptual streetscape design that addresses street and streetscape amenities, such as sidewalks, landscaping, seating, bike racks, signage, on-street parking, and lighting.
The design project has included two phases. The purpose of Phase One was to evaluate various design concepts between Upham and Pierce Streets. The booklet below summarizes public input and alternative design options. Phase One recommendations were presented to City Council on December 16, 2013.
The purpose of Phase Two was to further develop streetscape designs. The scope was expanded to include the area from Pierce to Marshall Streets. In addition to block-by-block meetings during both phases, a public open house was held on May 14, 2014, to share the preferred conceptual design. On June 16, 2014, the Phase Two summary booklet was presented to City Council.
Implementation of the permanent streetscape as it is currently designed would entail reconstruction of the street and a street width designation. The street width designation was not approved in late 2014, so improvements to the streetscape remain on hold.