Urban Design Features 1 (November 9, 2009):
There is an entire array of urban design features that could be incorporated into the West Main project.
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Gateway projects are a common means of highlighting an entry into a city or business district. From entry arches to art features and park areas, there are a myriad of ways to enhance the visual entry.
Inside the area, park and plaza treatments can be used in the many odd sized and smaller areas that remain after the street improvements are completed that can be enhanced to make the area more attractive to pedestrians and shoppers.
Intersection treatments can provide a variety of enhancements, improving pedestrian safety, helping to slow traffic through a busy area, and providing a nice visual transition from the street to the store fronts and homes.