Spokane Street Corridor Renovations
Location: Post Falls, Idaho
Verdis worked with the City of Post Falls, the Post Falls Urban Renewal Agency and Welch-Comer Engineers to master plan a half-mile streetscape of Spokane Street in the City Center.
Verdis performed site analysis and schematic design and proposed three different concepts. Each concept addressed traffic lanes, pedestrian and bicycle integration with the North Idaho Centennial Trail and proposed spur trails, thematic design for enhanced intersections, and streetscape amenities, including benches, trash/ash receptacles, pedestrian-level lighting and bike racks. Opportunities for pocket parks were identified at the existing iconic water tower and at the Centennial Trail intersection with the street.
Verdis presented the streetscape alternatives to the City Engineer and Steering Committee and facilitated a feedback session where committee members voted on their preferred concepts, alternatives and design details.
Verdis was retained to take the project through construction documents and construction administration. This project included concepts for lane reconfiguration, irrigation system design, landscaping, median plantings, lighting, sidewalk improvements and two pocket parks. Additionally, the team designed a safer trail crossing for the Centennial Trail, a major regional pedestrian and bicycle trail that crosses Spokane Street.