Spokane Street Corridor Renovations
Location: Post Falls, Idaho
Verdis worked with the City of Post Falls and Steering Committee, the Post Falls Urban Renewal Agency and Welch-Comer Engineers to master plan the half-mile streetscape of Spokane Street in the downtown City Center.
Verdis performed site analysis and schematic design and came up with three different concepts; each addressing traffic lanes, pedestrian and bicycle integration with the centennial trail and proposed spur trails, thematic design for enhanced intersections, and streetscape amenities, including benches, trash/ash receptacles, pedestrian level lighting, bike racks, and two opportunities for pocket parks at the existing iconic water tower and at the existing centennial trail intersection with the street.
Verdis then presented the streetscape alternatives to the City Engineer and Steering Committee and facilitated a feedback session where all 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 pedestrian and bicycle regional trail that crosses Spokane Street.