Posted by Will Vanlue (Contributor) on February 3rd, 2012 at 11:31 am
(Conceptual rendering by the City of Beaverton)
The City of Beaverton and the Beaverton Downtown Association are in the process of redesigning SW Broadway, the street that runs through the heart of downtown Beaverton. The goal of the redesign (one element of their larger Civic Plan) is to make Broadway "more pedestrian, bike, and business friendly."
Last month, the city held two walking tours of downtown and collected thoughts on what should be changed. Next week they're having a workshop to showcase specific design elements developed using those ideas.
The redesign focuses on the section of Broadway between Watson Avenue and Hall Boulevard. It includes improvements to pedestrian and bicycle access and may create a plaza or another type of car-free public space.
The full list of potential improvements includes:
- Sidewalk improvements
- Pedestrian crossings
- Street furniture
- Pavement treatments
- Curb extensions
- Landscaping and street trees
- Public plazas
Anyone interested in the project should plan to come to next week's design workshop. It takes place on February 6th from 6pm to 8pm at the Beaverton History Center.
More information about the project is available at: