Source: Sherman Publications

A tale of two streetscapes

October 19, 2011

If the trucks stay on Washington St., then the streetscape’s elements will include:

• Making the sidewalk as wide as possible to accommodate a permanent landscape buffer along the road curb.

• Minimizing on-street parking to accommodate this buffer.

• Minimizing outdoor dining, pocket areas to sit, benches or chairs.

• Emphasizing building architecture, store fronts, Centennial Park, art and features.

• Providing connections to facilitate pedestrian travel on and away from Washington St. to off-street parking areas and neighborhoods.

If the trucks are removed from Washington St. via a bypass, then the streetscape’s elements will include:

• Making the sidewalks places for gathering and resting by optimizing opportunities for outdoor dining, adding pocket parks with seating, and scattering benches and chairs in numerous locations.

• Varying sidewalk widths to provide for multiple uses.

• Maintaining street parking in key locations.