Augusta 15th Street Corridor2018-08-06T21:01:32+00:00

Project Description

Augusta 15th Street Corridor

Details:

Client: City of Augusta

Location: Augusta, Georgia

Status: Completed in 2013

Highlights:

  • 4.5 mile streetscape plan
  • Plan promotes a multi-modal transportation corridor with a variety of pedestrian and bicycle improvements

Description:

TSW led a consultant team to develop a detailed corridor plan and implementation program for the City of Augusta, Georgia, that follows HUD guidelines and Livability Principles. The corridor is a 4.5-mile north-south “spine” in the core of the city, which runs from downtown to the vacant Regency Mall area along 15th Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and Deans Bridge Road. The project entails four interrelated initiatives:

  • Creating a detailed plan and implementation program for a cluster of transit-oriented development neighborhoods along the corridor
  • Developing a detailed plan for a multi-modal transportation corridor
  • Revising current codes to facilitate higher-density, mixed-use, and mixed-income development
  • Creating an implementation plan for green, affordable housing in the corridor

As part of the initiative for the development of a multi-modal transportation corridor, the TSW Team developed recommendations to support a balanced transportation system along 15th Street corridor area as part of the GDOT Widening Project (PI# 220680), including the addition of a bicycle lane, mid-block crossing, covered bus stops, multi-use trail, intersection improvements, and proposed raised medians.